Leukemia is a blood cancer caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in the body. The white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets that the body needs to be healthy. These Leukemia cells can’t fight infection the way healthy white blood cells do. And because there are so many of them, they start to affect the way your organs work.
Some of the early symptoms of Leukemia include weakness or fatigue, bleeding easily, fever with chills, recurring infections, joints pain, headaches, vomiting, seizures and weight loss. Based on how fast it develops and gets worse, Leukemia is divided into acute (fast-developing) and chronic (slow-developing) Leukemia.
The cost in India can vary from USD 3,982 to as much as USD 26,545 depending on the type of cancer, hospitals and facilities.