Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
56 Results Related to "Diagnosing Leukemia"
Diagnosing leukemia in its earliest stages can improve a patient’s prognosis. An accurate pathological diagnosis helps guide treatment.
Leukemia in Children
Leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow) affects children differently from adults; many types are more treatable in pediatric patients than adults.
Apheresis involves removing or replacing blood components (red or white blood cells, platelets or plasma) to treat certain illnesses.
Blood Cancers: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most blood cancers—leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma—are typically the result of abnormality and excessive reproduction of white blood cells.
Cytogenic Studies for Leukemia Diagnosis
For leukemia patients, molecular cytogenetics enable doctors to determine the best treatment for each patient. This is called precision medicine.
Doctors only diagnose cancer after ruling out other possible causes for symptoms and performing tests to check and double-check the diagnosis.
More than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are cured, and chemotherapy is an effective treatment for childhood cancer.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Molecular diagnostics involves analyzing DNA or RNA for red flags that can pinpoint the potential emergence of a specific disease.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
Smoking and Cancer
Stopping smoking makes cancer treatments more effective, lessens treatment complications, and decreases the chances of cancer returning.
Pediatric Cancer: An Overview
Pediatric cancers although common are highly treatable. Radiation therapy can be used safely and effectively to treat a variety of cancers that affect children.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphomas are cancers caused by white blood cells that reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably. Two types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Treating Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Malignant pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, including low-grade gliomas and medulloblastomas, are the second most common childhood cancer.
Lead Poisoning (in Children)
Exposure to lead can harm young children and babies, even before birth
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
Whether for screenings, diagnosis, or treatment for yourself or someone you care about, Yale Cancer Center offers multidisciplinary care.
Blood transfusions are safer today than ever before in the history of modern medicine.