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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

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Jacob Jacob

on 8 January 2013

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Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood usually in which too many early forms of white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and interrupt the growth of oxygen rich red blood cells. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia By: Jacob and Austin What makes it so deadly Cure Status? Where were we years ago? Where are we now? Future research? Who is Vunerable? Symptoms of AML? Why is AML so deadly? What is AML Leukemia? Why and How? Where is it produced? Where, how, what? AML is produced in the Bone Marrow of the body. Blood is produced in the Bone Marrow. AML is produced when the rapid growth of white blood cells becomes abnormal, and starts to attack the red blood cells which can start to cause a symptom called anemia. No scientists know why it is produced and many questions about how to prevent AML are still unanswered. Also the question on the cure is still unknown to modern scientists. AML is a radioactive form of Cancer that takes control of the blood in the body. As you may know without red blood cells you would die because of the lack of oxygen. So when abnormal white blood cells destroy your red blood cells you are at very high risk of death. Only 15% of people in the world have survived from this deadly disease. In AML, the bone marrow makes many unformed cells called blasts. Blasts develop into white blood cell that fight diseases in the body. But in AML blasts become abnormal and do not help to fight infections and sickness. The bone marrow may also attack the red blood cells making to many or too little cells and platelets in the bloodstream. Then white blood is taken over by Leukemia cells that destroy every cell it touches. Children are most vulnerable to AML leukemia due to a weak amune system. Weak meaning they are more likely to be attacked by a flu virus than a 40 year old male. So that is why most people who are attacked by AML leukemia are young children. As you may know there has never been a cure for any type of cancer at all. But the likely hood of getting AML leukemia is still less than it was many years ago when it was first created/ discovered. So scientists have made slight chages to the amune system, the air pollution, and the radioactive waste in the air. Which are all big ways to infect you with AML leukemia. No cure is any where near from being discovered but as you know our scientists have made great progress in finding one. They have also improved the items used to prevent it. Like shots, vaccines, and medicines. They have also done even bigger things like made the air less polluted by limited the waste transporting cells like plloen or radioactive waves. Thereby limtiting chances of getting attacked by about 5 percent. Scientists have again and again tried to search and research a cure for AML leukemia but have never found it. The modern researchers have also told us that there should be a cure in at least 10 to 15 years. AML leukemia is a very very unpredictable disease and a very deadly one too. We also want to warn you as a precaution that just because we have made AML a little more safe it is still very dangerous. There are many deadly symptoms of AML most symptoms are very severe; - Anemia
- Bleeding
- Fever
- Bruising
- Weakness
- Fatigue
- Bone/ Joint Pain
- Swollen Gums, Liver, or Spleen
- Weight Loss
- Night sweats
- Infections in Organs What is happening to your blood? Pictures http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/hematology/hess-images/leukemias/acute-myelogenous-leukemia-m4-100x-website.jpg/image_view_fullscreen http://www.pathpedia.com/education/eatlas/histopathology/blood_cells/aml-m1.aspx The End Acute Myelogenous Leukemia By: Jacob T and Austin M Pictures http://rebeccanelson.com/leukemia/symptoms.html




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