Leukemia

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Leukemia

Leukemia

Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells. Your white blood cells are potent infection fighters — they normally grow and divide in an orderly way, as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, which don't function properly.

Cancer of blood cellsLeukemias are grouped by how quickly the disease developes

Causes are unknown but risk factors are exposure to radiation and benzeneThe number of new cases of leukemia per year is 13.3 out of 100,000 men and women combined

painswollen lymph nodesfever/night sweatsbleeding/bruising easilydiscomfort/swollen abdomen

Treatmentsoncology services to help reduce side effectslab testing to evaluate leukemia

Some Leukemias are only present in children

http://www.medicinenet.com/leukemia/article.htm#leukemia_factshttp://www.cancercenter.com/leukemia/diagnostics-and-treatments/tab/advanced-treatments/http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/definition/con-20024914


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