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Health News - Lymphoma/Leukemia

What is the outlook for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Although doctors can very rarely cure CLL, survival rates for this cancer are typically good. A person’s life expectancy for CLL depends on how far the cancer has progressed and when they receive treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What types of blood disorders are there?
When the cells in the blood do not function as they should, it is possible a person has a blood disorder. Examples include leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Common blood disorder symptoms include unexplained exhaustion and weight loss. Learn more about the types of blood disorder and the signs to look out for here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between leukemia and lymphoma?
Leukemia and lymphoma are both types of blood cancer that affect the white blood cells. There are some similarities between the two conditions, but the origins, causes, diagnosis, and treatments are different. In this article, learn about the differences between leukemia and different types of lymphoma here. (Medical News Today)

One injection could kill cancer
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors. (Medical News Today)

What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease. (Medical News Today)

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?
Researchers have discovered that chemotherapy provides the perfect backdrop for 'sleeping' cancer to churn out deadly cancer stem cells. (Medical News Today)

What is leukopenia?
Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of white blood cells and an increased risk of infection. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

How can I get the benefits of carrot juice?
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice. (Medical News Today)

Bone marrow cancer: What you need to know
In this article, learn about the types of bone marrow cancer, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphomas. Treatments include chemotherapy, stem cell therapy, and radiation therapy. The outlook depends on the stage at diagnosis, how aggressive the cancer is, and individual factors. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug
Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones. (Medical News Today)

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells
A proof-of-concept study shows how a new compound selectively triggers cell suicide in acute myeloid leukemia cells without harming healthy cells. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)... (Medical News Today)

MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?
Myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, refers to a group of cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow. Symptoms include lightheadedness and fatigue. MDS can be a precursor for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). There is no cure, but the rate at which the disease progresses varies between people. (Medical News Today)

Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML. (Medical News Today)

FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other... (Medical News Today)

What's to know about skin cancer and rashes?
A rash can point to a mild irritation, or it could be a sign of skin cancer. It is important to find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause some rashes. This MNT Knowledge Center article can help you identify a potentially cancerous rash and seek help. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer. (Medical News Today)

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia
A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first treatment for certain types of poor-prognosis acute myeloid leukemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vyxeos for the treatment of adults with two types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): newly diagnosed therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with... (Medical News Today)

Leukemia breakthrough: Blood molecule key to treating AML
Heme, a chemical structure found in hemoglobin, is key to treating acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, researchers have discovered. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new targeted treatment for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic... (Medical News Today)

Cell mechanism discovery could lead to 'fundamental' change in leukemia treatment
Researchers have identified a new cell mechanism that could lead to a fundamental change in the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia. (Medical News Today)

Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment. (Medical News Today)

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