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Leukemia BY: Sarah Bayhi

Symptomsfatiqueweight lossfrequent infecions bleeding&bruising

Researchers have been able to find through cancer research that there is a type of cell that can be identified to tell the doctor if a patient will relapse or not . The new discovery has allowed doctors to approach how the treat a patient in different ways.

Leukemia is most common in children and teens !ALL accounts for 75% of childhood leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells . It starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones. Leukemia cells crowd out the normal blood cells in your bone marrow and build up in your lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

Possible Causes?exact cause is unknown

How is it treated?Interferon Therapy: slows production of cells Radiation Therapy:kills cancer cells Stem Cell TransplantHigh doses of Chemotherapy

Prevention?*avoid high doses of radiation*Exposure to chemical benzene*smoking and tobacco use

1 out 3 cancers is luekemia

Leukemia is more common in men than women

Leukemia is Diagnosed by...1) Physical Exam or Blood Test2) Biopsy 3) CT Scans, X-Rays,MRI, and Ultrasound

Leukemia is genetic disease, but not a hereditary disease


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