CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA
CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA is also called chronic myeloid leukemia. It is a type of leukemia in which overproduction of WBCs in the bone marrow occurs. It is similar to AML. But progress is slower than acute leukemia.
CAUSES:- it is mainly due to Philadelphia chromosome. (I.e. a genetic abnormality.).
It occurs when two chromosomes, 9 and 22 exchange genetic material. From this exchange of genetic material, a new gene BCR- ABL1 creates. This BCR-ALB1 gene produces a protein that promotes the uncontrolled growth of WBCs, CML is developed.
Previous history of cancer treatment can increase the risk of CML.
MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA SYMPTOMS:-
- Weight loss.
- Fever frequently.
- Weakness and fatigue.
- Severe infections like pneumonia, tonsillitis etc.
- Bleeding easily.
- Bone pain or joint pain.
- Loss of appetite.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort.
- Night sweats.
- Shortness of breath.
- Pale skin.
- Lack of energy.
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
- Cytogenetic analysis. – This is for detect the genetic abnormality and chromosomes.
- PCR (polymerase chain reaction):- FOR DETECT AND MEASURE THE LEVEL OF bcr-alb1.
- CT SCAN.
- PET SCAN.
MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT:-
- Pains from below upward.
– The main action of T.N.T. on the RBCs.
– Anemia and jaundice.
– Tendency to hemorrhages under skin.
– Breathlessness, dizziness, headache.
- Decrease of RBCs and increase of WBCs.
- Hallucinations, epileptiform attacks.
- Right sided headache.