Since 2005, there have been more than 100,000 cancer cases every year, and since 1989, more than 60,000 people have died from cancer, making it the number one cause of death in Korea. The frequency is rising every year, so as in foreign countries. There will be no one who did not have any cancer patients in their family or relatives.
Blood cancer is also rising rapidly. Gachon University Gil Medical Center is trying to give hope to patients who are worried and desperate with their family members for what the ideal treatment is for blood diseases such as blood cancer.
- Acute Leukemia
- Chronic Leukemia
- Malignant Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myeloproliferative Diseases
- Coagulation Disease
Acute leukemia is a typical malignant blood cancer in which the white blood cells produced in the bone marrow, the hematopoietic organ that makes blood cells, cause malignant changes, and the leukemia cells proliferate indefinitely. As a result, normal leukocyte production is inhibited, which greatly weakens the body's immune resistance. Acute leukemia is the most popular malignant blood disease.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a malignant blood disease that occurs when myeloid progenitor cells make white blood cells. Philadelphia chromosome, which is a typical characteristic gene, is found in over 90% of patients, which causes chronic blood cell hyperplasia leading increased leukocytes and platelets.
Malignant lymphoma is a malignant tumor that occurs in lymphoid tissues that make up the body's immune system. It is largely divided into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and has a wide variety of clinical manifestations and prognosis depending on the type. Malignant lymphoma usually occurs in the lymph nodes, but in some cases, it occurs in lymphoid tissues in the organs, such as the stomach and intestines, and in some cases, it appears as symptoms of leukemia by invading bone marrow and peripheral blood.
Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer originating from plasma cells, a type of immune cell. It occurs mainly in the elderly. It is a disease that induces soluble lesions, fractures and pain of bones by mainly invading bones, and cancer cells produce monoclonal immunoglobulins, causing various clinical symptoms associated with them.
Hypocytosis refers to a condition in which blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets) made in the bone marrow are reduced, and its typical diseases include myelodysplasia and aplastic anemia.
Myeloproliferative disease is a condition in which the activity of bone marrow becomes pathologically active, resulting in abnormal increase in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These include erythropoiesis, thrombocytopenia, and idiopathic myelofibrosis.
A blood clotting disorder occurs when blood cannot produce enough protein that helps stop bleeding, and abnormal bleeding occurs due to abnormalities in the blood clotting system, platelets or blood vessels.