Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the body's blood-forming tissues, such as the lymphatic system and bone marrow. Symptoms of the disease may include fever or chills, frequent infections, easy bruising or bleeding, tiny patches of red spots on the skin, bone tenderness or pain, unexplained weight loss, swollen lymph nodes and excessive sweating. Treatments to fight the disease include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplants, biological therapy or targeted therapy that attacks specific cancer cells. They type of treatment prescribed depends on the type and stage of cancer present.
Each of these therapies is available to medical tourists at hospitals around the world. Patients suffering from leukemia can get the care they need from world-class physicians at a reduced cost thanks to the growing medical tourism industry.