- Q What is stem cell transplantation?
Stem cell transplantation is a procedure in which healthy stem cells are injected into a person, with the purpose of replenishing the stem cells in the bone marrow. Stem cells are immature blood cells that develop into the mature cells found in the... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for hematologic cancer?
The treatment of hematologic cancers depends on the type of cancer, its location, and its extent of spread. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for most of these cancers. Usually a combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs is used. Radiotherapy... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for hematologic cancers?
Your risk of developing a hematologic cancer is increased if you have one or more of the risk factors identified for these disorders. The risk factors generally depend on the type of cancer, but being older is a factor that is common to almost all... Full Answer
- Q What causes hematologic cancers?
Hematologic cancers, like all malignant disorders, are caused by the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. These abnormal cells arise from normal cells that have undergone a change, making them unable to respond to normal control mechanisms that limit... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my hematologic cancer on a daily basis?
How you manage your hematologic cancer on a daily basis depends to a large extent on the type of cancer, how much the cancer has spread, and the therapy that you have received. You should be aware of the possibility of feeling weak or tired and take... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my hematologic cancer symptoms?
If you have symptoms of hematologic cancer, you should contact your doctor. Hematologic cancers are very serious disorders, and early diagnosis with prompt, appropriate treatment will improve your chances of being survival. Survival rates in the last 30... Full Answer
- Q How are hematologic cancers diagnosed?
The diagnosis of hematologic cancer is often suspected by symptoms or findings on physical examination. These symptoms indicate the presence of excessive cells in the bone marrow or lymphatic system (for example, bone pain and enlarged lymph nodes) or... Full Answer