Short view of leukemia diagnosis and treatment in iran.

  • Mehdi Azad Mail Department of Medical laboratory sciences, Faculty of Allied Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
  • Ramin Bakhshi Biniaz Department of Medical laboratory sciences, Faculty of Allied Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
  • Mehdi Goudarzi Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
  • Naser Mobarra Department of Biochemistry, Metabolic Disorders Research Center, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.
  • Shaban Alizadeh Department of Hematology, Allied Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Hajar Nasiri Hematology-Oncology and Stem cell Transplantation Research Center, Tehran university of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Dehghani Fard Sarem Cell Research Center, Sarem Women's Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
  • Saeid Kaviani Department of Hematology, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohamad Hossein Moghadasi Department of Hematology, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Reza Sarookhani Department of Medical laboratory sciences, Faculty of Allied Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
  • Mousa Vatanmakan Department of Hematology, Allied Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehdi Sahmani Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
Keywords:
Diagnosis, Leukemia, Treatment

Abstract

Background: Early diagnosis and treatment of leukemia patients remains a fundamental aim in clinical oncology, especially in developing country. Present study highlights the basic requirements of these patients in Iran. Better understanding of these issues may lead to improve the healthcare standards toward leukemia diagnosis and treatment.
Methods: This descriptive study included 101 specialists in hematology-oncology and pathology serving in oncology centers. The participants were then asked to fill out a standard questionnaire on the issues around diagnosis and treatment of blood malignancies.
Results: According to specialists, unfair distribution of facilities across the country, delayed diagnosis of disease, absence of psychological support for patients, and insufficient financial support were the main reasons of inappropriate diagnosis and treatment in leukemia patients.
Conclusions: Our results show that making an amendment to health policies by preparing well-equipped medical centers in all provinces, improving the morale of patients through consultation during the process of treatment, and above all, subsiding leukemia patients' financial problems will promote the health standard regarding the leukemia diagnosis and treatment in Iran.

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Azad M, Bakhshi Biniaz R, Goudarzi M, Mobarra N, Alizadeh S, Nasiri H, Dehghani Fard A, Kaviani S, Moghadasi MH, Sarookhani MR, Vatanmakan M, Sahmani M. Short view of leukemia diagnosis and treatment in iran. Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res. 9(2):88-94.
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