Leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow and blood. It results from an uncontrolled build-up of blood cells. There are 4 common types of leukemia. Chronic is mature cells that grow slowly. Acute refers to less developed cells that grow fast.
• Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - the most common type of leukemia in adults
• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - the 2nd most common type of leukemia
• Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - the 3rd most common type of leukemia
• Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) - the least common type of leukemia (primarily affecting children)
Leukemia treatment is very challenging. Chemotherapy is the most effective method of leukemia cancer treatment. Various anticancer drugs are used, usually in combination. In general, treatment for AML uses higher doses of chemotherapy over a shorter period of time. Treatment for ALL involves lower doses of chemotherapy over a longer period of time.
CML is one of the great recent success stories in cancer therapy. Knowing the exact genetic change in CML allowed doctors to design a drug to combat it. This "leukemia pill," called Tasigna, has revolutionized CML treatment. The price of Tasigna is approximately $ 5700 per month.
Advances in therapy for CLL also are based on more knowledge of the disease. Many patients with CLL do not require surgery, while others require fairly mild treatment. Unfortunately, a few still have more aggressive disease and need more therapy.
The cost of leukemia treatment can be overwhelming. For instance, chemotherapy is quite costly and also requires comprehensive support and after care treatment, which can include special antibiotics, injections, blood transfusions, and more.
Some patients living with leukemia may also require a bone marrow transplant. The average cost of this treatment is $250,000 or more. In many cases, patients may require additional treatment after this procedure. Other costly procedures, such as a splenectomy to remove the spleen, may also be required. Additional costs for transportation, hospitalization, supportive care, and other expenses may also be necessary to care for a loved one.
Leukemia – Alternative Treatment
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) - info update Des 2008
Mrs. Ngatminah, 43 - Indonesia (East Java)
Mrs. Ngatminah, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - stage 2A. She couldn’t walk and need to do blood transfusion (8 units every week). After taking Typhonium Plus® (TP) 2 x 2 capsules daily for 2 months, she noticed remarkable result: she can walk (felt less pain when she move her body). Her blood transfusion reduced to 4 units/week then 2 units/week, and later no more blood transfusion. She still takes TP up till now. stamina and appetite. She can sleep well and experience no more upper abdominal pain.
Leukemia - info update Feb 2009
Alexander Oei - Netherland
Patient hospitalized in Germany and suffered from leukemia. He took Typhonium Plus® (TP) in early September 2008; and after taking TP for a few months, the patient did medical check up. Doctor in Germany was surprise that his leukocyte level drops drastically. (Note: testimony over telp call from Netherland - recorded on Feb 09, 20th 3:25pm.)
Chronic Leukemia (CML) Early Stage - info update Jan 2010
Ms. NM, 35 - Indonesia (Makassar)
In July 2009, Ms. NM was diagnosed with CML - early stage with painful & enlarged spleen & a massive increase in numbers of leucosit. She then start taking Typhonium Plus® (TP) 2 x 1 capsule daily from Oct 2009. After taking TP, she gradually felt better.The pain & bloatedness in her abdomen slowly disappear, her urine is clear (before cloudy & smelly), her appetite improve and she can sleep well now.
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