"Watchful Waiting" Advice May Lead To Delayed Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer

The PSA blood test is used by doctors to screen asymptomatic men for prostate cancer. A PSA above 4.0 ng/mL is generally considered to be elevated. Since prostate cancer increases the PSA level as the cancer progresses doctors generally recommend a biopsy if the PSA test comes back abnormally high.

When a factor other than prostate cancer causes the PSA level to raise the elevated PSA is called a “false positive.” A biopsy has risks, such as the risk of infection and the risk of excessive bleeding. Given these two facts some doctors advise that their male patients follow a plan of “watchful waiting.” Under such a plan the doctor monitors the patient’s elevated PSA over a period of months or years. During this time some doctors also advise that the patient try non cancer related treatments, for example, for infection, under the theory that if the PSA is elevated for a reason other than prostate cancer such treatments may bring the PSA back to normal levels.

The danger with doing this is that the physician may wait too long before ordering any tests to determine whether the high PSA level is due to prostate cancer. If waiting results in the spread of the cancer beyond the prostate capsule then the patient will no longer have treatment options that can eliminate and cure the cancer. For patients whose cancer is detected while contained within the capsule, the likelihood is better than 90 percent that they will still be alive 5 years after diagnosis. The percentage is lower for the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer. This measure is referred to as the 5-year survival rate.

After the cancer spreads beyond the capsule, the 5-year survival rates drop significantly. In general, once the cancer reaches to stage 3 the patient has about a 50-50 percent chance that the cancer will progress. If the cancer is already at stage 4 when the diagnosis is made, the patient generally only has a 2-3 year life expectancy.

Treatment options for advanced prostate cancer may include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, orchiectomy (the surgical removal of the testicles), and possibly chemotherapy. Treatment will usually cause the PSA to drop significantly. Over time, however, treatment ceases to be effective as the cancer continues to progress. This is typically associated with a new rise in the PSA level. After the treatment stops being effective, the cancer is fatal. As of the time this article was written approximately 27,000 men a year are expected to die in the U.S. from advanced prostate cancer.

How many of these 27,000 deaths will be due to a physician advising his patient to follow a plan of “watchful waiting” and then waiting too long to finally diagnose the cancer? We might never know how many of these men’s lives might have been saved had the physician instead advised the patient to undergo a biopsy.

However, if you or a member of your family were among those whose physician delayed the diagnosis of prostate cancer until it was at an advanced stage, you should immediately contact a competent medical malpractice attorney. The physician may be liable under a medical malpractice claim.

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal (or medical) advice. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon any information at this web site without seeking professional legal counsel. A competent lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice can help you determine if you have a claim for the delay in the diagnosis of the prostate cancer. Do not wait to contact a lawyer as are there is a time limit in cases like these.

Do You Have Acid Reflux?

Heartburn, GERD, Acid reflux disease or whatever you want to call it are terms that are used to describe anything from mild indigestion to severe digestive distress that feels like a heart attack. I do not have, nor have I ever had an ulcer, H-pylori or any other stomach ailment but I have been treated for acid reflux for 30-years.

I am unusual in that I just feel constantly hungry if I do not treat my acid reflux daily. I know I am not hungry because I will have just had a meal. Thirty minutes can go by and I will feel famished. This just can’t be. Since we all look after our weight it is not so good for me that I should want to eat all the time. I take one little pill each morning for heartburn before I brush my teeth to prevent this unrequited hunger.

The symptoms of acid reflux should be considered as much more than just an inconvenience. Sufferers run the risk of having their esophagus wear away by the unwanted acid, bile and pepsin that is produced in the stomach to aid in normal digestion. What is not normal is that this same bile, acid and pepsin can “back up” into the throat and cause a burning sensation and inflame the esophagus, your throat. Prolonged symptoms can damage your throat and even cause cancer. You can even experience heart attack like symptoms as well as, the more common, throat confined throw up.

Treatment could be as easy as taking an over the counter medication like Zantac or Prilosec. Both of these drugs used to be obtained by prescription only but the patent ran out so it is now offered at your drug store over the counter. You may have to ask someone to help you since they keep these and other costly medications locked in special cabinets that require an attendant?s assistance.

In the event that your neighborhood pharmacist cannot help provide relief for your stomach acids you will need to see a doctor to rule out other more serious stomach issues. An internist or a gastrologist is recommended since both treat those areas of the body. A gastrologist is a stomach doctor. Diagnostic tests will usually need to be ordered and they are not cheap so make sure that both the doctors and the clinics that do the testing are on your insurance and in network. Take nothing for granted.

Treatment could be as simple as a more powerful prescription drug like Prevacid or something else. No matter. You should get looked at immediately!

Those that have acid reflux usually never get over it. I guess you could say there is no cure. They must learn to live with it like I did. I take one pill a day since I was 19 and sweat by it.

Generally after meal time is when most people feel the effects of acid reflux. The contents of their stomach trigger the digestive acids that are required to digest food normally. What goes wrong for sufferers is that the biles and acids are not confine to the stomach but regurgitate into the throat. It affects some people a lot more severely than what I experience. For some it is so bad it is likened to a heart attack. Why not get treated? Why would you wait around and not take care of yourself? What is stopping you?

I had a Tums devouring brother who didn’t realize he had a serious problem until I finally asked him what was the deal. He said he hadn’t noticed how much he depended on Rolaids and Tums. He takes a pill a day (and sometimes two on Thanksgiving of Super Bowel Sunday) and he doesn’t feel the symptoms anymore.

Obesity In Children Alarming Statistic

Obesity in children has become an epidemic in many developing countries. This is a condition that results in a child being overweight leading to many physical ailments and conditions. The ingestion of high fat, high calorie and high sugar content food results in the storage of fat in children well beyond their needs.

In order to understand the severity of this phenomenon, the following facts need to be learned and understood in order to take the proper course of action to reverse the trend of increasing obesity amongst the young in this and future generations.

1. In the past thirty years, the number of obese children has tripled in number;

2. In the United States alone, children between six and eleven years old were only seven percent in 1980 to nearly twenty percent in 2008.

3. Adolescents between the ages of twelve and nineteen years of age were only five percent in 1980 and increased to eighteen percent in 2008.

4. Nearly one third of all children and adolescents in the United States were either overweight or obese.

Being overweight is defined as having excess body weight in terms of fat, bone, muscle, water or a combination of these factors for an individual of a particular age and height. Obesity results from having excess body fat. These two conditions result from ingesting too many calories compared to the amount of calories being consumed.

There are many health effects in store for a child suffering from obesity. The following are the short-term health issues that would be faced when one is obese:

1. The obese individual would have increased risk for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or hypertension;

2. The obese individual would have increased risk for prediabetes, a physical condition where blood glucose levels are high and may result in full-blown diabetes.

3. The obese individual would have increased risk for bone and joint issues, sleep disorders, psychological problems and social stigma resulting in self-esteem issues.

The following are the long-term health effects for individuals suffering from obesity.

1. Obese children would eventually grow to become obese adults and with it, would most likely suffer health problems like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis among others.

2. Obesity is often one of the causes of many types of cancer, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and many others.

One way to prevent this is modifying lifestyle and dietary habits. These include increasing exercise activity and eating healthier food to prevent obesity and eventually the health issues associated with this condition.

Causes of Bad Breath and How To Cure It

If you are a victim of bad breath, then it is very wise of you to find a solution to cure this condition as soon as possible. That is if you want to have a social life, or people actually want to talk to you at work, this is not a condition that you can just shrug your shoulders and not worry about.

Ways that you can fall victim to bad breath.

The most common cause of bad breath is a condition that is called halitosis. This is where food particles, get stuck in your teeth and under your tongue. If you are someone that does not clean their mouth that often, the food will sit there getting the attention of bad bacteria, eventually causing a foul smell.

If you do not drink a lot of water, then you are also asking for bad breath. If you keep your mouth dry, then bad bacteria will make a fort in your mouth and start stinking it up. You can easily stop this from happening, and stop nasty smelly bacteria from camping out in your mouth by keeping it moist with water.

This should be a no brainer, but smoking also causes your breath to smell bad. Not only that, it can cause tartar and plaque, another reason why breath smells bad, to build up. On top of that it can also give you lung cancer, not much good comes out of smoking.

There are also types of infections that can cause bad breath. Some of the main ones are sinusitis and tonsillitis, along with other similar conditions. These infections vary from person to person, some will be able to prevent them through good hygiene while others will have to do more than that.

How to avoid getting bad breath.

The best thing that you can do to prevent getting bad breath is to take care of your mouth through personal hygiene. If you brush your teeth, and floss your teeth twice a day, along with using mouth wash, then you are greatly reducing the chances of being a victim of bad breath.

Routine check ups with the dentist are always a good thing also. If you still have bad breath and you keep excellent oral hygiene, let your dentist or a doctor know immediately, as you have a condition that will require a dentist or oral specialist to get rid of.

When Doctors Fail To Screen For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of deaths resulting from cancer. Every year, approximately 29,000 men die in the U.S. from prostate cancer. Early detection with routine prostate cancer screening followed immediately with appropriate treatment could prevent many of these deaths. The failure on the part of some doctors to recommend routine prostate cancer screening to their male patients or to follow up on abnormal test results may result in a medical malpractice claim.

Screening for prostate cancer

Cancer specialists generally recommend that all men between the ages of 50 and 75, even those without any symptoms, should be screened for prostate cancer. Men with a single first degree relative (such as a father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, or of African-American descent, are at higher risk and should be screened starting at age 45. Men with multiple first-degree relatives diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age are at even higher risk and should begin screening at age 40. Screening for prostate cancer consists of yearly:
– digital examination and
– PSA test
The digital examination is performed by briefly inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel the back wall of the prostate. This procedure allows a doctor to check for the presence of nodules in the prostate.

The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen, an enzyme that is produced by the prostate and released into the blood stream. An elevated level of this enzyme could indicate the presence of prostate cancer. Generally, PSA test results in the range of 0-4 are considered to be within the normal range for most men. These numbers can be further refined by such factors as the patient’s age.

An abnormal digital examination or a PSA test result higher than 4.0 should raise the suspicion that prostate cancer may be present. When this happens, the patient should, at a minimum, be advised of the possibility that the abnormal test results might indicate the presence of cancer and of options for further testing, such as a TRUS guided biopsy, to confirm whether prostate cancer is present.

The progression of the prostate cancer is tracked through stages

Once prostate cancer is diagnosed, the progression of the cancer is categorized by a four-level staging system:
– Stage 1 (also known as Stage A): The cancer is not palpable to the touch.
– Stage 2 (also known as Stage B): The cancer is palpable but is confined to the capsule.
– Stage 3 (also known as Stage C): The cancer is palpable and has spread outside the capsule, but no further than the seminal vesicles.
– Stage 4 (also known as Stage D): The cancer is palpable and has spread to the bone or other organs.

Prostate cancer treatment and prognosis

If prostate cancer is detected while it is still confined to the capsule, there is a very good chance that, unless it is an extremely aggressive form of prostate cancer, it is curable. There are various treatment options when prostate cancer is detected while still in stage 1 or stage 2, including surgery (radical prostatectomy) and radiation therapy (either external beam therapy or interstitial therapy). Statistically, over 90 percent of men whose prostate cancer is detected before it spreads outside the capsule are still alive 5 years after diagnosis. These statistics are lower for very aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

When prostate cancer spreads outside the capsule, it is not longer considered curable. At this point, prostate cancer is at best merely treatable. Treatment options may include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, orchiectomy (the surgical removal of the testicles), and possibly chemotherapy. In general, men whose cancer has already reached stage 3 by the time they are diagnosed have about a 50-50 percent chance that the cancer will progress. When the prostate cancer is already at stage 4 and has reached the bone or other distant organ at the time of diagnosis, the patient generally only has a 2-3 year life expectancy.

Failure to screen for prostate cancer may constitute medical malpractice

Unfortunately, some doctors do not recommend routine prostate cancer screening to their patients. And some doctors ignore abnormal digital examination results and elevated PSA results when they do PSA screening. By the time the cancer is discovered – often because the patient sees a different doctor who finds nodules during a digital examination or notices a highly elevated PSA, or the patient starts to feel lower back, hip pain, or other symptoms – the prostate cancer has already advanced to a Stage 3 or even a Stage 4. The prognosis is now much different for this individual than it would have been had the prostate cancer been detected early through routine prostate cancer screening. In effect, as a result of the failure on the part of the doctor to advise the individual to undergo routine screening, or to follow up on an abnormal digital examination or an elevated PSA test result, the prostate cancer is now much more advanced and the individual has a much reduced chance of surviving the cancer. In medical malpractice terms, this is referred to as a “loss of chance” of a better recovery.

Contact a Lawyer Today

If you or a family member suffered a delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer due to a doctor’s failure to recommend routine screening or to follow up on abnormal digital examination or PSA test results, you need to contact a lawyer immediately. This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal (or medical) advice. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon any information at this web site without seeking professional legal counsel. A competent lawyer with experience in medical malpractice can assist you in determining whether you may have a claim for a delay in the diagnosis of prostate cancer due to a failure on the part of the doctor to offer prostate cancer screening. There is a time limit in cases like these so do not wait to call.

When You're Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer there are a number of issues that you’ll need to take care of often when you least feel like it. Don’t be afraid to accept the help of friends and family and if you have questions or worries, always ask one of your medical care team to explain things to you.

Telling friends, family and work colleagues

Telling someone that you have cancer is a very difficult thing to do. Many people are shocked and find it difficult to know what to say. Give them time and whatever you do, don’t feel guilty for how they feel about it. Accept that some friends may find it so difficult to deal with that they may begin avoid you. This is their problem and not yours. Don’t waste time worrying over their friendship because the people who do stick around are your true friends. If it’s easier then ask a close friend or family member to let everyone else know. They can also act as an information point because people will want to know how you are at various stages of your treatment.

Understanding your treatment plan

You will be given a team of doctors that will include surgeons, oncologists, specialist breast care nurses and radiographers. These are your team, they are experienced and have seen and dealt with many cases like yours. Remember, they’re used to questions so don’t be afraid to ask them anything you need to know. If you have any questions about your treatment plan then your breast care nurse is your first point of information. If she doesn’t know the answer to your question, she’ll find out for you.

Going in to hospital

For many people having surgery for breast cancer this will be their first visit to hospital. You’ll be given all the information you need before being admitted and again you can ask your breast care nurse if you have any concerns. Take pyjamas that you feel comfortable in for after your surgery but remember you will need to be able to remove them easily for the staff to check your wounds so often button up pyjama tops are best. You might want to take some squash with you to add to the water that you’re encourage to drink and take some magazine or light reading for when you’re feeling a bit better after your surgery. Most wards have a contact number for relatives and friends which you can give to your family and friends should they wish to contact you.

After surgery

After coming home from hospital you will need to take things easy for a little while. Make sure that you have help at home and that you don’t do any lifting or strenuous housework. You’re body will tell you when you’re ready to start doing light chores around the house. When people offer to do things to help you they really mean it so don’t be afraid to let them. It often makes them feel better to be able to help.

Diet and Exercise

When you’re starting to feel better then gentle exercise such as walking will aid in your recovery and make you feel better. Don’t do anything too strenuous. Now is not the time to be worrying about losing weight or keeping fit. The main priority now is to look after you and to get well.

Future fears

There will come a time when your main treatment has been carried out and your cancer care team don’t need to see you quite so often. For some people this can feel a little daunting because you’ve become so used to having regular checks and because you may have fears that your cancer will return. Again, talk to your breast care nurse. She will be able to tell you what to look out for and hopefully allay your fears.

Colon Cancer Survival Rate and Statistics

The rates are by no means a definite indicator of what will happen to a patient; they could at greatest predict a patient’s probabilities of what may possibly take place to him, if a form of treatment strategy is opted for, determined by what has occurred to other individuals in related circumstances. They serve as a guide to a patient and his household to know what they’re able to anticipate if they select a particular form of remedy or if they should think about one whatsoever as opposed to just opt for discomfort relievers and sedation.

Colon cancer survival rates might differ from country to country. Within the United States a five year survival statistics of one with cancer with the colon is at sixty two percent whilst at Europe that is only forty three percent. The top quality of remedy maybe one particular from the biggest causes from the difference, another could be the number of colon cancer screening programs which are implemented. Detection may be the major essential in helping treat this sort of cancer, for the earlier the detection, the simpler for doctors to offer a cure.

The survival rate of any form of cancer is dependent upon how early it can be detected and in what stage it’s detected. This consists of colon cancer. Medical pros cannot stress sufficient the significance that early detection plays in the remedy and curability of colon cancer, or any other kind of cancer.The earlier you are able to detect this condition, the better the prognosis will be. Colon cancer is highly treatable and curable if identified within the earlier stages. Should you suspect that you are experiencing any of the signs or signs and symptoms of this illness, you need to speak to your physician immediately to schedule an appointment.

Colon cancer when detected within the early stages is one of the most curable of cancers, by as a lot as ninety percent. Happily, the colon cancer survival rates have been steadily enhancing more than the past twenty years, as a result of improved screening that makes remedy feasible in the early curable stages. You can find more than one million survivors of the illness within the US right now.The reason why colon cancer survival rates are getting written is for everybody to settle down and avert affected patients from worrying an excessive amount of. This Write-up is about a generalization of how individuals with cancer of the colon cope up, provided with the not so enthusiastic survival probabilities.

Overall colon cancer impacts women and men of all races equally nonetheless, women are far more prone to developing colon cancer and men rectal cancer. Getting over the age of fifty presents an increased danger element with the threat for creating the illness increasing with each and every passing decade. More than seventy five percent of circumstances are diagnosed in individuals over the age of fifty nonetheless; younger individuals too are at threat and can not afford to ignore screening. Smoking, consumption of alcohol, becoming overweight and living sedentary lifestyles is threat aspects as are acquiring a family members background with the illness and diabetes.

Chance of getting cured is not out of reach for a person with cancer of the colon. Everybody should remember that prevention is much better than remedy. There are many things that may enhance the risk of acquiring this sort of illness. In case you see any indicators of colon cancer you ought to instantly seek expert assist, for the key to growing your survival rate is early detection and immediate medication.

Signs That You Have Heavy Metal Toxicity

The environment we live in is intoxicated with all types of pollutants caused by factories, vehicle emissions and so on. Everyone knows about the airborne toxins that are introduced into the body via the lungs, but few pay attention to the dangers lurking in their food and water. Mercury and other heavy metals are sometimes found inside of fish, tap water and the lining of canned foods. Naturopathic doctors in Phoenix warn residents about these dangers. When the body becomes overloaded with heavy metals, it can lead to an assortment of problems. Chelation therapy is an option when this occurs.

You’ll be surprised to learn that heavy metal toxicity is considered one of the most prevalent hazards today. Every day, your body is being bombarded by heavy metal toxins. Certain cookware, kid’s toys and other innocent-looking sources may be contaminated with heavy metals. Studies reveal that many babies are born toxic, due to what their mothers consume.

In a 2004 study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, newborn babies were found to have an average of 287 toxins in their blood, including mercury, pesticides, fire retardants and chemicals that come from non-stick pots and pans.

What Are the Warning Signs to Look For?

Naturopathic doctors in Phoenix urge you to keep an eye out for the following acute signs of heavy metal toxicity:

* Vomiting
* Sudden severe cramps or convulsions
* Sweating
* Troubles breathing
* Impaired cognitive, language and motor skills
* Nausea
* Headache

When the body witnesses a buildup of toxins due to high levels of toxic metal exposure, the symptoms can be more subtle, especially since the signs are so commonplace, such as:

* Fatigue
* Joint aches
* Troubles with digestion, inability to assimilate and use fats
* Impaired blood sugar regulation
* Depression
* Problems with the female reproductive system, such as menstrual problems, miscarriage,
infertility, pre-eclampsia, premature birth and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

There are various types of heavy metals in our environment, including lead, mercury, cadmium and metalloid arsenic. Allowing these to build up can damage different parts of the body, such as the:

* Bones
* Lungs
* Kidneys
* Liver
* Endocrine glands
* Cardiovascular system
* Central nervous system
* Gastrointestinal system

Chelation therapy and alternative cancer treatment options can be obtained in Arizona to help eliminate heavy metals. Consult with a naturopathic doctor in Phoenix to learn more.

No More Worry For Liver Disturabance

As in many articles, you have come across that human body is stood with many organs and which we call organisms together. There are many more, some are small and some are large, but each and every organs make a human alive, active and responsive. As we talked about small and large organ then here we must talk about the liver organ which is the largest internal organ of human body, with a wide array of functions like detoxification, generation of biochemical for digestion and protein synthesis liver plays the major and very vital role to keep the body on move and healthy. Else, without a healthy liver human body would have faced a great health drop and would have been collapsed forever. The liver is very obligatory to survive and till date there is nothing invented to replace liver for long time or for lifetime. Although, liver dialysis is happening but replacement is not yet executed.

Decomposition of red cells, glycogen storage, plasma protein synthesis and obviously hormone generation and detoxification are the major roles which are executed by the only liver human body have in to keep us alive. An acidic-tasting, dark-green to yellow-brown fluid, named Bile is also generated by the liver for the aiding purpose of digestion through emulsification of lipids. Hence, such are certain essential functions done by the liver to regulate a human body. Now, on another session of discussion, here the points of diseases which liver may develop if not prevented or not cured at the beginning.

Any sorts of liver interruption or disturbance of liver functions may cause illness, as it is accountable to many serious functions inside the human body. The diseases are such: Acetaminophen Toxicity, Alcoholic Liver disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Primary Liver cancer, Liver cysts, Liver Fibrosis, Fatty Liver disease and Hepatitis and is the same series we would like to speak out of causes too. Like headache, jaundice, appetite, indigestion, problem of skin, hair fall, allergy, feeling dizziness, redness and itchiness of eyes and so on so forth.

Now, here all such elaboration is just because of making you aware of importance of liver being healthy and if gets ill, then what the causes are and how to get rid of such. To get cured with best medicines and exercises, do come over the capital city of Delhi where nowadays, no lack of world’s best liver specialists. They are much more developed with new medical technologies and medicinal ideas and experiences. They are much more practiced in this field and claim to treat the worst to treat the patients at its best. Throughout, several years, now the results or the outcome of visiting such renowned personalities have always been positive and those who are having such symptoms or illness, do not make late and get treated well before it goes worse than ever. Those specialists are all at the service of society only and make the society disease free.

Leukemia Treatment

Leukemia is a disease that is considered to be life-threatening. It requires prompt intervention when discovered, in order to maximize the chances of recovering through specific treatment and therapy. Leukemia is basically a type of cancer of the bone marrow and blood, caused by inappropriate cellular activity. The disease can be of different forms, according to the types of blood cells that cause its development. Also, if leukemia is developing rapidly, it is called acute leukemia, while if the disease is developing slowly, it is referred to as chronic leukemia.

Leukemia is generally considered and known as blood cancer, where as if considered in its real terms leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and the platelets. These platelets actually help blood to clot.

Chronic leukemia also causes serious impairments at cellular level, triggering an overproduction of abnormal cells. However, unlike acute leukemia, chronic forms of the disease allow the affected cells to reach more advanced stages of development. Thus, chronic leukemia has a slower rate of progression.

Additionally when the white blood cells reduce in amount they actually leave the immune system unlocked for attack and the patient sometimes die of a very usual illness like flu. In general the deficiency of normal white cells impairs the body’s ability to struggle against infections. A shortage of platelets results in bruising and easy bleeding whenever there is a need of clot to stop the flow of blood.

Leukemia in commonly defined as cancer of white blood cells, in which bone marrow excessively produces immature abnormal white blood cells which fills up the bone marrow spaces and ultimately spills into the peripheral blood, thereby spreading to different parts of the body.

Leukemia is divided into four categories: myelogenous or lymphocytic, each of which can be acute or chronic. AML is more common in men than in women. Acute myelogenous leukemia is the most common form of leukemia. The difference is even more apparent in older patients. Leukemia is one of the top 15 most frequently occuring cancers in minority groups. Leukemia incidence is highest among whites and lowest among American Indians and Alaskan natives.

Lymphocytic and myelogenous types of leukemia are developed from different types of cells: the lymphocytic type of leukemia develops from cells called lymphoblasts or lymphocytes in the spongious tissue of the bones, while the myelogenous type of leukemia (sometimes refered to as myeloid and myelocytic leukemia) develops from myeloid cells. Judging by the types of cells involved in the development of leukemia and by the rate of cellular division specific to each form of the disease, the main types of leukemia are: acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Signs and Symptoms
Signs of acute leukemia may include; high fever, abnormal bleeding, easy bruising and prolonged menses. Sometimes the onset of symptoms is more gradual with low grade fever, weakness, chills, recurrent infections or lassitude, lasting for days or months before visual symptoms occur.

There are two main types of Leukemia, the Acute and the Chronic. When the immature blood gets weight age in the body and it is increased more than the mature blood, it gets converted into Leukemia. In this type an immediate treatment is must as if the blood gets circulated in majority of the parts of body, it becomes difficult to handle the situation and that results into the blocking of bone marrow to produce healthy blood cells. So, the curing should be deadly faster. Also the lymphocytes Leukemia and myelogenous Leukemia are also the other types of this disease.

Treatment
Medically leukemia is treated mainly with chemotherapy, although radiotherapy and biological therapy can be used in certain subtypes of leukemia.

The nutrients found in garlic can protect our body from infections. Since chemotherapy can lower your immune system, Garlic can aid that problem.

You can also concoct an herbal tea out of stinging nettle, elder blossoms, brooklime herb and dandelion to help your body gain back its strength and normalize its primary functions.

Signs of acute leukemia may include; high fever, abnormal bleeding, easy bruising and prolonged menses. Sometimes the onset of symptoms is more gradual with low grade fever, weakness, chills, recurrent infections or lassitude, lasting for days or months before visual symptoms occur.

Leukemia that has spread to the brain may produce central nervous system effects, such as headaches, seizures, weakness, blurred vision, balance difficulties, or vomiting. Leukemia cells may spread to the gums, causing swelling, pain, and bleeding.

The treatment is difficult yet not impossible as some of the medication treatment are required to get cured and beside this there are also the radiation therapy and bone marrow transplantation are the treatments of this diseases. But still nothing gives guarantee as the diagnosis has no outer symptoms and the stage in which the diseases are approached is also important.

Leukemia interferes with the body’s production of white blood cells. These cells are supposed to fight infections with viruses or bacteria, and when someone has leukemia, they are defective and their number is largely increased, but because they are not fulfilling their role any more, although their number can increase ten times the body’s defense system is seriously weakened and any infection can be very dangerous.

Treatment of promyelocytic leukemia is different from that for all other forms of AML. Majority patients are now treated with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). ATRA is a form of “differentiation therapy.” It activates the retinoid receptor RAR and causes the promyeloctes to mature and this deters them from proliferating.