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ISSN: 2638-5945

Open Access Journal of Oncology and Medicine

Mini Review(ISSN: 2638-5945)

Use of Umblical Cord Blood in the Management of Leukaemia

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi1* and Obeagu Getrude Uzoma2

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    • 1Medical Laboratory Services, , Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
    • 2Department of Nursing Science, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Medical Laboratory Services, University Health Services, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Received: July 23, 2018;   Published: July 30, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJOM.2018.02.000138

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Leukaemia is a blood disorder caused by uncontrolled production and release of abnormal blasts cells in the bone marrow and in the circulation. Treatment of leukaemia has been a great challenge and many patients die. The initial methods of treatments were chemotherapy and radiation which target the leukaemic cells. There is a concern on the management of leukaemia patients. This paper was written to enlighten the public on the need to utilize umbilical cord blood in the management of leukaemia patients.

Keywords: Umbilical Cord Blood; Management; Leukaemia

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