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- Is leukaemia hereditary? Our present available knowledge affirms that leukaemia is not hereditary. The fact that it has been observed in twins seems to be due to the fact that both are exposed to the same environmental risk factors.
- Can those who live with the patient become affected? No, leukaemia is not a contagious illness. Preventative measures are taken so as to avoid infecting the patient while their immune system is reduced, but never because they can pass the disease on to those around them.
- If I undergo an annual blood test, can I be diagnosed in time? No. In the majority of cases of acute leukaemia, a blood test carried out two weeks before the diagnosis will show a normal result. In contrast to other tumours, it appears suddenly.
- Is my illness widespread? As a blood disease, when the first symptoms appear, the malignant cells are already distributed throughout the whole organism.
- And if I don't receive treatment, perhaps it will go away? Unfortunately not. The growth of the malignant cells escapes the organism's mechanisms of defence and control, the inevitable outcome being death. The only possibility of a cure is through specialized medical treatment.
- Does homeopathy work? Even if some of the many treatments based on plant extracts, natural foods, etc., can improve some of the patient's symptoms, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that they can control, and less still eradicate, the illness.