North Houston Cancer Clinics

Blood Cancer

Step into a world of cancer care with North Houston Cancer Clinics. Book your appointment for the best cancer care, diagnosis, and blood cancer treatments. We provide our patients with innovative diagnostic procedures and blood cancer treatments. Contact us to enhance your experience with North Houston Cancer Clinics – where every patient's health matters to us.

What Is Blood Cancer ?

Blood Cancer is a specific type of cancer that directly affects your blood cells. It is also known as hematologic cancer. It includes all of your circulatory system, which means it affects the blood, blood cells, bone marrow, and lymphatic system of your body. Blood cancer starts growing in blood-forming cells and tissue and starts replicating abnormally. Commonly, blood cancer is caused by changes or mutations in the DNA in your blood, which will start developing abnormally.

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Blood Cancer Treatments & Diagnostics

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, we provide different treatment plans for blood cancer treatments. It entirely depends upon the nature of the cancer, the age of the patient, and the extent to which the tumor is growing.

Standard treatment methods for blood cancer are listed here:

  • Chemotherapy: This treatment method blocks or alters the production of cancer cells in the blood. Chemotherapy includes medications called chemotherapeutic agents, which are also called anticancer drugs.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiation therapy includes radiation and waves to destroy the cancer cells inside the blood. This therapy is also possible before the stem cell transplant.
  • Stem Cell Transplantation: This blood cancer treatment method includes an infusion of healthy cells, mainly blood-forming cells, into the bloodstream. These healthy cells are called stem cells, and they can be collected from the bone marrow as well as from the blood of the umbilical cord.

Signs & Symptoms Of Blood Cancer

Blood cancer diagnosis depends upon common signs and symptoms. It varies from person to person, but here are some commonly reported signs:

    • An insufficient blood supply causes pale skin due to unhealthy cells, which leads to fatigue and weakness. These symptoms will hinder the patient’s daily physical activities.
    • Unexplained weight loss because of sudden body metabolism and energy usage changes.
    • Weak Immunity, which will cause frequent infection in the patients.
    • Enlarged lymph nodes and swollen lumps in the neck and arms due to abnormalities in the lymphatic system.

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, we recognize these signs and symptoms quickly for early blood cancer diagnosis, which helps facilitate our patients’ receiving effective blood cancer treatments.

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Types Of Blood Cancer

Myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia are the most common types of blood cancers that exist worldwide. They all have different causative agents, symptoms, and prognoses, as blood cancers vary according to type and nature. It can be acute or chronic. Acute means fast-growing, and chronic means slow-growing. Individuals with blood cancer will feel fatigue and weight loss during that time. Blood cancer diagnosis is a bit crucial as it takes time, but when diagnostics are complete, we can start giving Blood cancer treatment. Treatment entirely depends upon the patient’s health.

Details of Blood Cancer Diagnosis

Many types of blood cancer diagnostic procedures are available at North Houston Cancer Clinics. The type of test performed depends upon the patient’s condition and the type of cancer suspected. Our team helps guide you about the testing and diagnostic techniques. Essential diagnosis starts with the physical condition of the patient. Doctors will examine the patient and observe signs and symptoms.

Biopsies: A biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample is taken for evaluation by an expert and sent to the laboratory. In the case of lymphoma, a lymph node biopsy will be done. There is also a procedure called bone marrow aspiration, in which a small sample is removed from the breast or bone marrow to check for abnormal cancer cells.

Imaging Scans: Imaging scans include CT scans (computerized tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), X-rays, Ultrasound, and Positron emission tomography (PET).

Blood Tests: CBC is a blood test, which means complete blood count. It shows the total number of cell counts in the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This report shows the complete evaluation of blood components, and the doctor will examine the abnormal levels of cell components for blood cancer diagnosis. 

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Schedule Your Blood Cancer Screening At North Houston Cancer Clinics

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our expert technicians and team specialize in performing early detection and effective treatments for our cancer patients. We are here to guide you through your journey towards healing and recovery. Take your first step now towards a healthy future. We have experts at North Houston Cancer Clinics to help you and provide you with the best blood cancer diagnosis services and effective blood cancer treatments.

Frequently Asked Question

Yes, adopting a healthy and maintained lifestyle can make your treatment more effective. But you need to consult the doctor for any changes during your treatment.
Common symptoms include weight loss, fatigue, paleness of skin, bleeding and easy bruising, sweating, body pain, and bone pain. Other than these you can experience enlarged lymph nodes.
Some blood cancers are acute while some are chronic. But we need to take both of them seriously. Early detection will make your treatment better and more manageable
Reported data shows that there is a survival duration of 5 years. But still, some people are alive after the 5 years of detection of blood cancer. So it depends upon how you are managing this situation.