Hematology and tumors are the areas of medicine that diagnose, treat, prevent and treat blood diseases and cancer. Some diseases treated by doctors specializing in blood and tumors in Louisiana include leukemia and lymphoma.
Cancer occurs when cancer attacks tissue within the body that forms blood. This can include lymphatic system and bone marrow. This disease usually begins in white blood cells or white blood cells. Although leukocytes work to fight infection by growing and dividing as systematically as the body requires, those who develop the disease have large numbers of abnormal, non-functioning leukocytes, which are produced by the bone marrow. Leukemia, depending on its type, can infect anyone at any age. There are types that mainly affect children and there are certain types that affect only adults. This type of cancer is usually caused by a DNA mutation in blood cells. If this boom occurs, the cells begin to grow and divide rapidly, while other healthy cells die. These mutated cells continue to live. Over time, mutated cells begin to clog healthy cells, leading to signs and symptoms of leukemia. Treatment depends on the type of leukemia as well as other factors. Common types of treatment are used on patients with radiation disorder, chemotherapy, cancer-targeting drugs, and biologic therapy that helps the immune system in helping to find and fight leukemia and stem cell transplantation, which replace unhealthy bone marrow. With healthy bone marrow.
Lymphoma is a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which is usually responsible for fighting the disease. Lymphatic systems contain the spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow and thymus. Cancer can affect the entire system including all of these organs as well as other members of the body. Hodgkin's disease is a form of lymphoma that attacks the lymphatic system. This occurs when cells within the lymphatic system begin to grow and assemble abnormally in the organs of the system. As Hodgkin's disease progresses, the body's ability to ward off infection becomes stalled, leading to the development of tumors. Because of the lymphatic system throughout the body, this form of cancer can spread across the lymph nodes to many areas of the body. Although this type of cancer was once considered a fatal disease, with advances in diagnostic technology and advanced therapies, Hodgkin's disease is now treatable.