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Blood cancer, also known as haematological malignancy, is a type of cancer that affects the blood, bone marrow, or lymphatic system. There are several types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, each with their own unique characteristics and treatment options.

The exact causes of blood cancer are not fully understood, but some risk factors may increase a person's likelihood of developing the disease. These risk factors include exposure to certain chemicals or radiation, a family history of blood cancer, certain genetic mutations, and immune system disorders.

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Symptoms of blood cancer can vary depending on the type and stage of the disease, but may include fatigue, weakness, unexplained weight loss, fever, night sweats, easy bruising or bleeding, and frequent infections. Diagnosis of blood cancer typically involves a series of tests, including blood tests, imaging studies, and a bone marrow biopsy to examine the cells in the bone marrow.

Treatment for blood cancer may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and stem cell transplantation. The specific treatment approach will depend on the type and stage of the disease, as well as the person's overall health and other factors.

Dr. Harish Kancharla, a medical oncologist at Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancer. He uses a personalized approach to treatment, working closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. In addition to medical treatment, Dr. Kancharla emphasizes the importance of supportive care for people with blood cancer. This may include dietary changes, exercise, stress management, and counselling to address emotional and psychological aspects of the disease.

Dr. Harish Kancharla also stays up-to-date with the latest advances in blood cancer research and treatment, ensuring that his patients receive the most effective and innovative care available.