Leukaemia is a cancer which starts in blood-forming tissue, usually the bone marrow. It leads to the over-production of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system which defends the body against infection. In most cases of leukaemia there is no obvious cause. However, it is important to understand that Leukaemia is not a condition which can be caught from someone else (contagious) and Leukaemia is not passed on from a parent to a child (inherited).
In all types of leukaemia, symptoms are more commonly caused by lack of normal blood cells than by the presence of abnormal white cells. There are no specific signs or symptoms of any type of leukaemia. A patient with Leukaemia may suffer with symptoms such as weakness, tiredness, shortness of breath, light-headedness, palpitations or infections. There are many ways to treat Leukaemia including Chemotherapy, Biological therapy, Targeted therapy, Radiation therapy and Stem cell transplant.
A patient with Leukaemia can suffer from weakness & low immunity, making it harder for them to personally keep up their hygiene without help. Nilaqua’s products are the ideal replacement for showers and hair washes for patients, especially out new Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser, that kills germs whilst it cleans. The waterless formula means the patient doesn’t have to move at all to be clean and happy; reducing pain and providing dignity.