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Your Top Questions on Leukemia Research Answered

Your Top Questions on Leukemia Research Answered

Participation in a clinical trial can be the best first course of treatment for leukemia, even shortly after diagnosis.You can leave a clinical study at any time and for any reason.Many clinical studies for leukemia involve the standard treatment...
Posted 06/14/2022

What To Expect During a Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

What To Expect During a Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

Bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy are medical procedures commonly used in leukemia diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Both procedures are performed to collect a small sample of tissue to assess the health of the bone marrow and...
Posted 06/08/2022

The Benefits of Targeted Therapy for Leukemia

The Benefits of Targeted Therapy for Leukemia

When you are diagnosed with leukemia, your doctor may recommend various types of treatments. Targeted therapies are a common option. They may be used on their own or in combination with other cancer drugs. Your doctor can help you understand which...
Posted 05/26/2022

Interferon Therapy for Leukemia: When Is It Used?

Interferon Therapy for Leukemia: When Is It Used?

Interferon (IFN) therapy is a type of immunotherapy that helps the body’s immune system fight cancer cells. It can help kill leukemia cells or cause leukemia cells to grow more slowly. IFN therapy was used more frequently in the past and can cause...
Posted 04/07/2022

Is CAR T-Cell Therapy Possibly a ‘Cure’ for Leukemia?

Is CAR T-Cell Therapy Possibly a ‘Cure’ for Leukemia?

A new study found that two people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remained in remission for more than 10 years after receiving chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.One researcher said the study showed “CAR T cells can actually...
Posted 03/07/2022

Understanding Immunotherapy for Leukemia

Understanding Immunotherapy for Leukemia

Some types of immunotherapy have been approved to treat leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Cancer immunotherapies are medications that help a person’s natural immune system recognize and fight cancer. There are four main types of...
Posted 07/07/2021

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment Options

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment Options

There are many different treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow. For older people or those with serious medical problems, the general treatment goal is to extend a person’s life and...
Posted 06/29/2021

Leukemia Remission and Late Treatment Side Effects

Leukemia Remission and Late Treatment Side Effects

After a successful treatment regimen for leukemia, your doctor might give you the good news that you’re in remission. This means that cancer cells can no longer be detected in the body. Although remission is a milestone that people in leukemia...
Posted 06/02/2021

Radiation Treatments for Leukemia

Radiation Treatments for Leukemia

Doctors may recommend radiation therapy to treat many different types of blood cancer. Radiation therapy can help kill cancer cells and reduce symptoms of leukemia. This type of treatment is also known as radiotherapy or irradiation.What Is...
Posted 05/20/2021

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Options

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Options

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) — sometimes called chronic myelogenous leukemia — is a blood cancer that can be treated with several therapies. Many different CML drugs have been discovered and approved in the past couple of decades. These drugs...
Posted 05/19/2021
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