Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. Cancer occurs when cells in the body divide without control or order. Normally, cells divide in a regulated manner.
If cells keep dividing uncontrollably when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue forms, called a growth or tumor. Leukemia starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones.
Bone marrow is where blood cells are made. Leukemia cells do not function normally and cannot do what normal white blood cells do, such as fight infections.
In addition to the abnormal cells in the blood, other, normal elements such as platelets and red cells may be decreased, leading to anemia and clotting problems.
Moore Regional Hospital offers chemotherapy, oral chemotherapy, surgery, monoclonal antibody therapy, and support for patients with leukemia.
We provide leukemia treatment in NC to patients in the Pinehurst, Raeford, Sanford, Rockingham, Laurinburg, Troy and Lumberton regions and beyond.