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The Side Effect of Therapy

Maintenance side-effects of Leukemia Because of the maintenance of damaging possibly cancer cells and healthy networks, side-effects that were not wanted were general. Specific side-effects depended on many factors, including the type and the width of the maintenance. Side-effects possibly will not be the same for anyone, and they in fact changed from one session of the maintenance to following. Before the maintenance began, the doctor will explain the possibility of side-effects and suggested methods of controlling them.

Chemotherapy Side-effects from chemotherapy depended especially on specific medicines and his dose. Generally, medicine-medicine anti-cancer affected cells that took a short cut quickly, especially leukemia cells. Chemotherapy could also affect other cells that took a short cut quickly:

* Blood Cell: these cells against the infection, helped blood to clot, and to carry oxygen all through parts of the body. When blood cells were affected, patients were more likely to receive infections, possibly received the bruise or the bleeding easily, and possibly felt very weak and tired.
* Hair Cell : Chemotherapy could lead in losing hair. Hair grew again, but new hair possibly a little the number were different in the color and the texture.
* Cell that in Stomach : Chemotherapy could cause mouth wounds and the lip, nausea and vomited, diarrhea, and bad appetite. Many of these side-effects could be controlled with medicines.

Biological therapy Side-effects
From biological therapy were different from types of compounds that were used, and from the patient to the patient. Ruam-ruam or the swelling where biological therapy injected was general. Signs like influenza also possibly happened. The team of the health service possibly monitored blood for signs from anemia and other problems.

Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy possibly caused patients to become very tired when the maintenance continued. The rest was important, but doctors usually advise patients to try to stay active they can. As the addition, when patients accepted radiation therapy, was general for their skin became red, dry, and was sensitive to the area that was treated. Other side-effects depended on the area of the body that was treated. If chemotherapy was given at the time of that simultaneously, side-effects possibly were worse. The doctor could suggest methods of reducing these problems.

Transplantation of the Stem Cell (Stem cell transplantation)
Patients who had transplantation of the parent cell faced an increase in the risk of the infection, the bleeding, and other side-effects because of doses of chemotherapy and big radiation that they received. As the addition, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) possibly happened to patients who accepted parent cells from bones marrow of a donor. To GVHD, parent cells that donate reacted to networks of the patient. Most often, the heart, skin, or the digestion channel was affected. GVHD could become light or very heavy/serious. He could happen at any time after transplantation (the transplant), in fact for years after wards. Steroids or other medicines possibly helped.