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1. What can cause blood cancer?
Abnormalities lead to cell growth, and the cells divide more rapidly, causing the normal cells to die. Blood cancer can occur when blood cells acquire a mutation in their DNA.
2. Which doctor should I consult if I have blood cancer?
You can consult with a medical oncologist, haematologist, oncologist, pathologist and radiation oncologist for the treatment of blood cancer.
3. Can children get blood cancer?
Yes, blood cancer is more common in children. The cancer is caused due to abnormal white blood cells formed in the bone marrow. This leads to infection and other health problems.
4. Are there any side effects of the treatment for blood cancer?
Yes, there are side effects associated with blood cancer:
Temporary hair loss
Nausea and vomiting
Low blood cell count
5. Can taking part in clinical trial for blood cancer treatment help me?
Yes, as the purpose of a clinical trial is to improve treatment options, survival and quality of life. Clinical trials are designed to examine better ways to diagnose and treat patients. Hence, taking part in clinical trials will help in treating blood cancer.