Leukemia is a bone marrow and blood cancer, caused by abnormally high production of blast cells. As a result of healthy cells being replaced by these abnormal cells, the bone marrow is unable able to produce a sufficient number of healthy blood cells. This, in turn, leads to erythrocyte (RBC), leukocytes (WBC) and thrombocytes deficiency. The disease is also known to metastasize into other organs (liver, spleen, lymph nodes, etc.). That is why leukemia treatment includes both chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
First, you will be referred for the following diagnostic procedures:
Treatment program is made up of the following:
The procedures will take place at the state-of-the-art Sheba Tel HaShomer Medical Center. Please note that as the treatment protocols are customized for every patient, it is not possible to determine the exact cost of leukemia treatment program until all diagnostic procedures had been completed.
Experts differentiate 4 common types of the disease; while other types also exist they are rarer.
As all of the above can be related to other illness, the only way to diagnose the disease is by means of specialized tests.