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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the cancer of white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts. It is the most common of all childhood cancers and can be fatal in weeks if left untreated.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Acute myeloid Leukemia, more popularly known by its abbreviated form AML, is a fast- evolving leukemia that affects both children and adults alike
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration is the removal of some bone marrow tissue for diagnosis and management of cancers of blood cells and multiple myeloma.
Bone Marrow Transplantation Preferred Term is Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In this stem cell from bone marrow are injected into a recipient after treating them with growth factor.
Chemotherapy Chemo means medicine or drug ; therapy means treatment . Chemotherapy refers to the use of cytotoxic drugs in cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy Drugs Chemotherapy drugs perform like magic bullets to destroy cancer cells in the body.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is one of the most common types of adult leukemia and is considered as one of the good cancers .
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Chronic myeloid Leukemia is one of the most common types of blood cancer. It is characterized by excess of WBC stem cells in the bone marrow.
Leukemia Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer that begins in the blood cells, more specifically white blood cells. It belongs to a broad group of diseases, commonly termed as hematological malignancies. Leukemia is classified into different types based on the onset of the disease and the type of white blood cell informed in...
|Aclarubicin Aclarubicin is an anthracycline agent, prescribed for acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia....||Alemtuzumab Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia....|
|Amsacrine Amsacrine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for certain types of lymphoma and acute adult leukemia....||Anagrelide Anagrelide is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent, prescribed for chronic myeloid leukemia. ...|
|Asparaginase Asparaginase is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for lymphocytic leukemia either alone or with other medications. It stops cancer cell growth. ...||Azacitidine Azacitidine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for blood cancer....|
|Bendamustine hydrochloride Bendamustine hydrochloride is an alkylating agent, prescribed for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)....||Bosutinib Bosutinib is a kinase inhibitor, prescribed for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). ...|
|Busulphan Busulphan is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for chronic myelogenous leukemia. It is also used for bone marrow transplantation....||Capecitabine Capecitabine is an antimetabolite, prescribed for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It prevents the growth of cancer cells....|
|Cetuximab Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for certain types of head, neck, and colorectal cancer. ...||Chlorambucil Chlorambucil is a cytotoxic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and lymphosar...|
|Cisplatin Cisplatin is a platinum-based chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian cancer, bladder cancer and metastatic testicular tumors either alon...||Cladribine Cladribine is a synthetic anti-cancer agent, prescribed for hairy cell leukemia....|
|Clofarabine Clofarabine is a form of antimetabolite chemotherapy, prescribed for leukemia in children and adolescents....||Cyclophosphamide Cyclophosphamide is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for many types of cancers like lymphatic cancer, cancer of white blood cells and plasma cel...|
|Cytarabine Cytarabine is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This medication slows the growth an...||Dasatinib Dasatinib is prescribed for blood cancer(Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). It is a protein-tyrosinekinase inhibitor. It blocks the action of an abn...|
|Daunorubicin Daunorubicin is a chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia. This medication slows the growt...||Doxorubicin Doxorubicin is a cytotoxic anthracycline antibiotic, prescribed for treating various types of cancer....|
|Epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol Epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure. ...||Filgrastim Filgrastim stimulates the production of white blood cells. It is prescribed for neutropenia. It is also used to decrease the incidence of i...|
|Fluconazole Fluconazole is an antifungal agent, prescribed for vaginal candidiasis, pneumonia, meningitis and fungal infections of the mouth, throat, live...||Fludarabine Fludarabine is prescribed for blood cancer(white blood cells) in adults who have already been treated with at least one other medication and h...|
|Fosfestrol Fosfestrol is a hormonal chemotherapy agent, prescribed for malignant neoplasms. Especially used in the treatment of prostate cancer. ...||Ganciclovir Ganciclovir is an antiviral agent, prescribed for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis (eye infection that can cause blindness) in people who have ...|
|Granisetron Granisetron is an antiemetic, prescribed for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy drugs. ...||Hydroxyurea Hydroxyurea is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for sickle cell anemia, several types of cancer (such as melanoma, chronic myelogenous leuk...|
|Idarubicin Idarubicin is an anthracycline antileukemia agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)....||Imatinib Imatinib is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for treating certain type of cancers such as chronic myelogenous leukemia (canc...|
|Immune Globulin Intravenous Immune Globulin Intravenous is a blood product administered intravenously, prescribed for primary immunodeficiency. ...||Interferon Alfa 2A Interferon Alfa 2A is prescribed for hairy cell leukemia (blood cancer), AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (type of cancer that develops in connective ti...|
|Leucovorin Leucovorin is a folic acid analog, prescribed for reducing the toxic effects of methotrexate. ...||Mercaptopurine Mercaptopurine is an antimetabolite, prescribed for acute lymphatic leukemia either alone or with other medications. ...|
|Methotrexate Methotrexate is an antimetabolite, curative in choriocarcinoma (cancer of the tissue that normally would develop into placenta). It is also us...||Mitomycin Mitomycin is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for adenocarcinoma (cancer of the stomach or pancreas) either alone or with other medications. ...|
|Mitoxantrone Mitoxantrone is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lympho...||Nelarabine Nelarabine is an anti-cancer agent, prescribed for leukemia or lymphoma in certain patients....|
|Nilotinib Nilotinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for leukemia....||Ofatumumab Ofatumumab is a human monoclonal antibody, prescribed for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)....|
|Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate is an antineoplastic agent (protein translation inhibitor), prescribed for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)....||Palonosetron Palonosetron is 5-HT3 receptor blocker, prescribed for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. ...|
|Pegaspargase Pegaspargase is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)....||Pentostatin Pentostatin is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer....|
|Ponatinib Ponatinib is a human monoclonal antibody (kinase inhibitor), prescribed for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)....||Prednisone Prednisone regulates the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels, and is used to treat arthritis, severe allergic reactions, multiple sclerosis...|
|Rituximab Rituximab is a monoclol antibody, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as lymphomas, leukemias, transplant rejection and some autoimm...||Sargramostim Sargramostim is a hematopoietic agent, prescribed for severe, life-threatening infections after chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia (AM...|
|Teniposide Teniposide is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for leukemia in combination with other medications....||Thioguanine Thioguanine is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for leukemia. ...|
|Tretinoin Tretinoin is a retinoid, prescribed for acne vulgaris and acute promyelocytic leukemia. ...||Vincristine Vincristine is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as leukemia, Hodgkin disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. ...|
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