Blood Cancer

16 September, 2022

If you had asked someone even ten years ago about blood cancer, they might have told you that it was a rare disease. And, in a way, they would have been right. But blood cancer isn’t a rare disease anymore. Every year, more than half a million people are diagnosed with this disease. And, while there are different types of blood cancer, the most common form is leukaemia.

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells. The word comes from the Greek word for “white blood”. Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are the cells that fight infection. The abnormal cells multiply quickly, crowding out the healthy blood cells. This can cause several problems, including bleeding, infection, and fatigue.

There are many types of leukaemia, and the blood cancer treatment depends on the type of disease and the stage of cancer. In general, treatment for leukaemia includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or bone marrow transplant.

While blood cancer is still a serious disease. Treatment has come a long way in recent years. And, with early diagnosis and treatment, many people with blood cancer can go on to lead long and healthy lives. Knowing that, you should also be aware of the

Tips to reduce the risk of blood cancer


  • Avoid Exposure to Carcinogens

One of the most important things is to avoid exposure to known carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke and radiation. Carcinogens are substances that can damage DNA and cause cells to become cancerous. Tobacco smoke and radiation are two of the most well-known carcinogens, and exposure to them can increase your risk of developing blood cancer. Tobacco smoke is also a known cause of lung cancer, and radiation exposure is a known cause of leukaemia. If you can avoid these things, you can greatly reduce your risk of blood cancer.


  • Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is important for many reasons and it may help reduce the risk of blood cancer. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and they may help to protect against cancer. These foods are high in antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day may help reduce the risk of blood cancer and other chronic diseases.


  • Regular Exercise

There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer and one of them is to exercise regularly. Exercise helps to keep your body healthy and strong and it can also help to improve your immune system. Getting regular exercise can also reduce your risk of other diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.


  • Avoid Alcohol

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption when it comes to blood cancer risk. Even moderate drinking can increase your risk of developing certain types of blood cancer. If you do drink alcohol, do so in moderation to reduce your risk.


Symptoms of Blood Cancer

There are many types of blood cancer, so the blood cancer symptoms can vary depending on the type. However, some general symptoms are often seen in people with this disease. These can include fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, easy bruising or bleeding, and bone pain. 

If you have a family history of blood cancer, you may be able to reduce your risk by taking certain precautions. For example, you may choose to undergo genetic testing to see if you are at increased risk. 


Treatment for Blood Cancer

There are several types of blood cancer, each with its own set of symptoms and treatment options. Treatment typically involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery. Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells, while radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells. Surgery may be used to remove cancerous tumours.

The specific type of blood cancer and the severity of the condition will dictate the course of treatment. In some cases, the disease may be cured with treatment, while in other cases, it may be controlled for an extended period. Blood cancer treatment is often complex and requires care by a team of specialists.

While there is no guaranteed way to prevent blood cancer, these steps may help reduce your risk. If you are diagnosed with the disease, it is important to work with your healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. According to a cancer research institute in India, early identification of symptoms and treatment can reduce the risk of blood cancer.

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