There are many different types of blood cancer, which are characterized by an abnormally high amount of white blood cells that cannot fight infections, causing an impairment in the capacities of the bone marrow to produce red blood cells and platelets. Understanding the differences may be difficult, which is why this video, focused on finding education about the topic, may be helpful. Dr. Scott Bearman, MD, from the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, discusses ways to educating yourself about a specific blood cancer.
After a diagnosis with blood cancer, it is important to talk not only to the primary care physician, but also to a specialist in blood cancer, recommends the physician in the video shared at the Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL Youtube channel. Dr. Bearman adds that being educated can only be helpful in understanding the disease, the treatment, and the whole process, while seeking information on websites that not certified can be misleading and inaccurate.
The subtypes of blood cancer treated at the Blood Cancer Institute include acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), amyloidosis, aplastic anemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), which act differently in the body and affect different parts of the body.
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