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Causes and treatment for blood cancer in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi sir,
my brother's daughter is having blood cancer and she is age 5 and 15 days before they found out she have blood cancer i want to know which is best hospital to blood cancer treatment in XXX
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam DrXXX
User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   have u seen my queries
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How long since she is having the disease?
Doctor :   I Can help you
User :   may be 2 to 3 month
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   Is she on medicines now?
Doctor :   Is it acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
User :   rightnow she is in hospital but they want to know about blood cancer types so they get blood sample and send it to mumbai cancer institute still we are not getting answer tommorrow they will response
Doctor :   You will have to meet an paediatric oncologist
Doctor :   Were are you from?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Numerous consultations should be obtained, depending on the clinical circumstances of patients with newly diagnosed leukemia.
Doctor :   like a paediatric oncologist,surgeon,radiologist etc
User :   is it curable cancer? for period of time
Doctor :   Overall cure rates for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia now approach 80%
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   If she gets good treatment she can probably get cured
User :   do you know best hosipital centre in southindia...right now treatment in XXXso we plan to go to XXX
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will give details
Doctor :   wait for a minute
User :   sure..
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   use this link to get cancer specialist in XXX
Doctor :   Because leukemia is a systemic disease, therapy is primarily based on chemotherapy
User :   thanks ..and already you told acute lymphoblastic leukemia and what is another type blood cancer
Doctor :   That is the one more common in children
Doctor :   Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy diagnosed in children, representing nearly one third of all pediatric cancers
Doctor :   Is suffering from any birth defects
User :   no...when she is born with cishesarin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Was she normal till 3 months back?
User :   yes she is normal like another child
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   With improvements in diagnosis and treatment, overall cure rates for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia now approach 80%
User :   doctor said one type blood cancer can cure 95% and another types can cure 40%
User :   thats why i may asked what are type of blood cancer
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the other one can be like acute myeloid leukemia
Doctor :   that is very rare
Doctor :   Did they do a bone marrow biopsy?
User :   do you know why its coming for children whether food or water or anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   "bone marrow biopsy " are you mention diease name
Doctor :   Although a few cases are associated with inherited genetic
Doctor :   bone marrow biopsy is a test on bone cells
Doctor :   the cause remains largely unknown
User :   i would come from parent inherientence
Doctor :   Many environmental factors (ie, exposure to ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields, parental use of alcohol and tobacco) have been investigated as potential risk factors, but none has been definitively shown to cause leukemia
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Genetic from parents and immediate relatives
Doctor :   Did you try contactingXXXXXe XXX
User :   okay
User :   not yet
Doctor :   They have a good experienced doctors there
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   Use this link i sent to you
User :   we are planning to go whether XXX and XXX
Doctor :   Do call them and discuss with them
User :   how i can contact with superior doctor in that hospital
Doctor :   you can use the contact number there
User :   what about XXX
Doctor :   Wait, i will give a information
User :   sure
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   Use this link
Doctor :   Do you have any plan to come to XXX?
Doctor :   Here we can help you with treatment
Doctor :   From DR.XXX

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