Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that usually begins in the bone marrow and results in a high number of abnormal blood cells. These blood cells are not fully developed and are called blasts or leukemia cells. Symptoms may include bleeding and bruising, bone pain, fatigue, fever and an increased risk of infections. These symptoms occur as a result of a lack of normal blood cells. Diagnosis is usually made by blood tests or bone marrow biopsy.

The exact cause of leukemia is not known. It is believed that a combination of genetic factors and environmental (non-hereditary) factors play a role. Risk factors include smoking, ionizing radiation, some chemicals (such as benzene), previous chemotherapy and Down syndrome. People with a family history of leukemia are also at higher risk. There are four main types of leukemia - acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) - as well as a number of less common types. Leukemias and lymphomas both belong to a broader group of tumors that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphoid system, known as tumors of the hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues.

Treatment BeterKlinic

BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.

An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.

Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.