Cell division is a process that occurs in all living things; it is required for the growth and the replacement of old and worn-out cells. Cancer is a disease in which cells in a certain tissue grow uncontrollably. A similar thing happens in cases of blood malignancy. Blood cancers, as the name suggests, are malignancies of the blood cells.
Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are the three primary types of blood cells, each of which performs a particular purpose. The blood cells, in most cases, the white blood cells, begin quickly proliferating.
The ramifications of this are twofold:
- Because malignant cells divide faster than healthy ones, the bone marrow becomes crowded. This means that the formation of healthy red blood cells and platelets will be reduced.
- The malignant cells that multiply in number do not operate as they should. This means that these cells do not support our bodies as they should.
Symptoms of Blood Cancer:
Symptoms of blood cancer are frequently missed or disregarded. This is due to the fact that they are generic and can be attributed to the flu or other prevalent ailments. However, if any of the symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted, as early detection of blood cancer is critical for recovery.
The imbalance in the quantities of different types of blood cells causes the signs of blood cancer. These symptoms vary depending on the type of blood cancer, the person's stage of cancer, the progression (acute or chronic), and even from person to person.
- Swelling of Lymph nodes
- Weight loss that isn't explained
- Swelling of liver or spleen
- Fever or infections
- Pain in the bone
- Night sweats