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What alternatives to tranfusion are there in dealing with leukemia?

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This situation involving leukemia is a real concern and the medical profession see often transfusion as the answer. What are the better alternatives?

Thanks Paul Routledge
asked Jun 17, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
recategorized Jun 17, 2012 by LarryEitel

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Treating leukemia is very difficult and an experienced oncologist/hemotologist would be the best person to answer this question.  If you want to know why transfusion would be considered along with a regimen of chemotherapy, then that's a different question.  The chemotherapy effects the production of the different blood components.  So it is important to keep your blood counts at their optimum levels.  There are different drug regiments that can be utilized for red blood cells, platelets and white cells.  The physician treating the patient should be able to provide these pharmaceutical options.
answered Jun 23, 2012 by jlvarisco (2,070 points)

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