Even after they have passed away, artists continue to live on through their creations. Rahul Koli, a 10-year-old performer who just lost his battle with cancer, is remembered when the Oscar-nominated “Chhello Show” opens in theatres on October 14.
The young actor’s portrayal of a youngster who wants to study “light” as a way to learn movies will be remembered for his work in the movie. Ironically, the death of this young actor has ‘lightened’ the conversation on the rise in leukaemia cases in India.
After battling leukaemia for four months, Rahul Koli passed away earlier this month. Leukemia has been identified by researchers as one of the most common tumours in youngsters in India. According to a 2018 study that was published in the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal, northern India has a higher incidence of this type of blood cancer.
To learn more about paediatric leukaemia, Health Shots contacted Dr. Divya Bansal, Consultant – Clinical Hematology and BMT, HCMCT Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka.
Blood malignancy, such as leukaemia, is one of the most prevalent among youngsters. Dr. Bansal explains cancer as follows: “In most cases, leukaemia is caused by genetic changes in the DNA that occurred either before birth or even after the baby was born. It’s crucial to realise that a patient receiving chemotherapy has a very high risk of experiencing febrile neutropenia, or fever brought on by a low neutrophil count.” White blood cells, or neutrophils, are necessary components of your immune system.
She emphasises that if a patient gets a fever while receiving chemotherapy, it should not be ignored. To receive prompt treatment, it is imperative to see a haematologist within an hour of experiencing feverish symptoms.
The signs of Lukaemia
Understanding the disease’s symptoms and indicators is essential to treating it. According to Dr. Bansal, early diagnosis, which is feasible when you are aware of the symptoms, is the best form of protection. In order to prevent issues, contact your haematologist as soon as possible and begin your treatment. The expert identified the leukaemia symptoms and indicators.
How is leukaemia determined to exist?
After doing a blood test or bone marrow test, acute leukaemia is diagnosed. If the diagnosis is made in a timely manner, the hematologist claims that the odds of survival and chemotherapy treatment increase. For patients who relapse after receiving the recommended treatment, there are more recent medicines currently termed targeted therapies or immunotherapies, she says.
Bone marrow transplant is a curative alternative for the treatment of leukaemia, according to Dr. Bansal. We anticipate alternative therapies
Dr. Bansal claims: “A curative alternative for the treatment of leukaemia is a bone marrow transplant. We anticipate opening up transplant treatment to all patients with the advent of haploidentical transplants. Leukemia can be cured, so people should not be terrified of it; instead, they should combat it. In order to receive timely care, one must promptly contact the doctors.” opening up transplant treatment to all patients with the advent of haploidentical transplants. Leukemia can be cured, so people should not be terrified of it; instead, they should combat it. The doctors must be contacted regarding
Regarding the risk factors, she claims that acute leukaemia has no overt signs. However, some common factors that may raise a patient’s risk of developing acute leukaemia include radiation, several types of medicines, paints, and dyes.