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All about Leukemia

William Park

on 3 June 2010

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Transcript of Leukemia

What is Leukemia?
LEUKEMIA Leukemia is cancer
of the blood and
bone marrow. treatments:
Stem cell transplantation
Surgery to remove spleen Other organs such as the brain, kidneys,etc...
can be affected Two types of leukemia:
lymphocytic leukemia
myelogenous leukemia Leukemia is found to be linked to
long time exposure to benzene and
also exposure to large amounts of
radiation. side note: beneze is an organic compound known to be a carcinogen further note: Benzene in cigarettes enlargens the chances to entract meloid leukemia. What are treatments for leukemia? How do people get Leukemia? How common is leukemia? Leukemia is largly thought of as a child disease.
Even so, adults are more likely to etract the disease
than children.
Leukemia is much more common in men then women
In the United States alone have 30,000 leukemia cases each
year. normal blood cell growth Who is at risk for Leukemia? How is Leukemia diagonsed? How can Leukemia be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms of Leukemia? Cronic Leukemia pactients do not have symptoms when diagnosed with cancer.
Some symptoms although usually not clear: weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and fever.(note there are other symptoms but to many to name) Leukemia cells can travel to other organs in your body
such as the brain and spinal cord, testicles, ovaries, kidneys, and other organs Cells that reach the brain may cause headaches,
weakness, seizures, vomiting, difficulty in maintaining balance,
or blurred vision.
There are different test to help diagnose
leukemia. Some tests such as:physical
exam to check for swelling in the organs,
blood tests are to check the amount
of whiteblood cells in the blood, or a
chest x-ray to look for signs in of
leukemia in the body. Leukemia causes the bone marrow to create
abnormal white blood cells that make regular
blood cells to not function properly. Where can i find more information? For information on cancer you can go to the
center for disease or cdc
or you can go to this website:
http://www.cancercompass.com/leukemia-information.htm THE END:) thanks for watching No one knows for sure what causes Leukemia but there are certain risk factors that
help contribute to it. Some such as:

-Being exposed to large amounts of radiation. Other thing such as nuclear power
plant accidents.
-Although chemothearpy is used to kill cancer cells it can also cause leukemia in
later years.
-Myelodysplastic syndrome. This blood disease can lead to acute meloid leukemia. Chornobyl nuclear disaster was said to be
the worst nuclear incident in the world. There is no way to actually prevent leukemia because Leukemia is not
linked to lifestyle risk factors. Children with diseases such as Down
Syndrom should have careful check ups from. Parents of children who
have leukemia should understand that there is nothing that can be
done to prevent leukemia. weakness fever Down Syndrome leukemia is often known as a
child disease.
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