Is Blood Cancer Curable?
Blood Cancers, or Hematologic Cancers, affect the production and function of blood cells. Nearly all of these cancers start in the bone marrow where blood is produced. The various types include Lymphoma, Leukaemia, and Myeloma.
As the name implies, this type of cancer affects the production and functioning of your blood cells. Blood cancer begins in the bone marrow, which is the essential source of blood production. Stem cells in your bone marrow develop and grow into three types of blood cells: Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets. In patients suffering from blood cancer the blood production process is disturbed because of the development of an abnormal type of blood cell.
Blood cancer is a type of blood malignancy that can be managed in most cases. Doctors may recommend Chemotherapy, where high-intensity drugs are used to kill the cancer cells. However, all the cells are targeted and the drug could affect the healthy cells as well. Biological Therapy is another option wherecertain drugs are introduced to the systemto trigger the immune system to tackle blood cancer cells.
The highest success rate when it comes to blood cancer, however, is after a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). During a Bone Marrow Transplant, healthy blood-producing stem cells are infused to the body after elimination of the abnormalbone marrow cells. The objective of this treatment is to reignite the production of healthy blood cells. It is expected that the healthy cells would rapidly overcrowd the unhealthy cells and the cancer would be cured.