What is Leukemia?
Leukemia is a type of cancer found in your blood and is the most common type of blood cancer. It affects 10 times as many adults as children with most over 50 years old.
Leukemia usually begins in the bone marrow, the soft material in the center of most bones where blood cells are formed. The bone marrow makes three types of blood cells, and each type has a special function. In people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, called leukemia cells. At first, leukemia cells function almost normally. But over time, as more leukemia cells are produced, they may crowd out the healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This makes it difficult for the blood to carry out its normal functions.
Signs and symptoms of Leukemia
Symptoms vary depending on the type and stage of leukemia, but they can include the following:
- Fever, chills, night sweats and other flu-like symptoms
- Weakness and fatigue
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Swollen tonsils
- Bone pain
- Pinhead-size red spots on the skin
- Weight loss
Traditional treatment options for leukemia
There are various treatment options for leukemia depending on the type and stage of the cancer but may include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation.
Utopia Wellness’ Intensive Medical Program for leukemia
Leukemia is a very stressful diagnosis and your Utopia Wellness team understands this. We work with you to design a customized holistic plan to ensure you have the most effective alternative treatments for your specific cancer.