Leukemia

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Leukemia

Leukemia By: Kirsten Campbell

Leukemia

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow.

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Normal blood vs Leukemia blood

What is Leukemia?

Facts: 1: There is no way to prevent Leukemia.2: The prediction of leukemia depends on many factors, including age, the type of leukemia, and the extent to which the cancer has spread.3: About every 4 minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with blood cancer.4: Incident rates are higher in males than women.5: Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under 20.

Rates by age:

Scarcity: People want to find a cure for cancer, but they don't know the resources that will cure it. Opportunity Cost: The patients will lose their high quality of life and lots of money being cured, but if they aren't cured they could die. Production: Medicenes and equipment are being produced to try and cure it. Interdependence: Patients have to depend on the doctors and the medicenes for them to get better.

5 Terms Appied to Cause

Risk Factors: Although there is no specific reason for leukemia there are many risk factors such as: Smoking, Genetic Disorders, Certain Blood Diseases, Previous Cancer Treatment, and more.

Leukemia Survival Rates

Leukemia in the U.S.

Common Child Cancers


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