[2015] Anne & Jackie & Shaina Period 1, Mrs. Wilkinson (1st Life Science 2015): Leukemia

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[2015] Anne & Jackie & Shaina Period 1, Mrs. Wilkinson (1st Life Science 2015): Leukemia

General leukemia symptoms:

Leukemia

What is leukemia?

While the exact cause(s) of leukemia is not known, risk factors have been identified, including radiation exposure and exposure to benzene.

Leukemia- a cancer of bloood cels, therefore sometimes referred to as blood cancer

. Experts don't know what causes it. There are four main types. There is no way to prevent it. There are three main types of blood cancer: lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. Leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells

Leukemia cells

. Fever, chills. Fatigue, weakness . Lost of appetite, weight loss. Night sweats . Bone/joint pain. Headaches. Abdominal discomfort. Shortness of breath. Frequent infections

. Every 4 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. Over 1 million Americans are living with leukemia. Leukemia is the 10th most frequently occuring type of cancer in all races and ethnicities. Approximately every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from blood cancer. About 31% more males are living with Leukemia

Statistics

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?

. Most common type of leukemia in young children. Also affects adults, especiall those 65 and older. Also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia

Interesting Facts

. Occurs in both adults and children. Sometimes called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell)

. Most often affects adults over the age of 55. Sometimes occurs in young adults, but almost never affects children . Cells often build up slowly over time and many people don't have symptoms for a few years

. Occurs mainly in adults. A very small number of children develop it. A type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells in the bone marrow

What is acute myeloid leukemia?

What are the causes?

A video explaing what leukemia is:


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