Leukemia

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Leukemia

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer in the blood that includes the bone marrow and affects the immune system leaving the patient prone to infection.Causes:Scientists don't understand the exact causes of Leukemia, it is based off of environmental causes and genetic causes. Risk factors:-Smoking -Genetics-Exposure to certain chemicals such as benzene-Previous cancer patient

Symptoms vary based on type of Leukemia.common symptoms:-fever/chills-fatigue-severe infections-losing weight-swollen lymph nodes - enlarged liver and spleen-easy bleeding and bruising-nosebleeds-tiny red spots on skin-bone pain

Treatment options vary based on type and stage of leukemia. Common treatment options includes chemotherapy, biological therapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant.

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200,000 or less cases are diagnosed in the US every year.Prevention:As of right now there is no way to prevent leukemia.


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