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Leukemia

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Transcript of Leukemia

Definition
Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.
Leukemia

Definition for (ALM)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, is a fast-growing form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
definition for (ALL)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia, is a blood cancer that results when abnormal white blood cells (leukemia cells) accumulate in the bone marrow.
Definition for (CML)
Also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. It begins in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and then, over time, spreads to the blood. Eventually, the disease spreads to other areas of the body.
symptoms
Leukemia symptoms vary, depending on the type of leukemia. Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:

Fever or chills
Persistent fatigue, weakness
Frequent or severe infections
Losing weight without trying
Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
Easy bleeding or bruising
Recurrent nosebleeds
Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
Excessive sweating, especially at night
Bone pain or tenderness
Other names for Leukemia Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLl
Leukemia
Definition for (CLI)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a typically slow-growing cancer which begins in lymphocytes in the bone marrow and extends into the blood. It can also spread to lymph nodes and organs such as the liver and spleen. CLL develops when too many abnormal lymphocytes grow, crowding out normal blood cells and making it difficult for the body to fight infection.
Sources
http://www.cancercenter.com/leukemia/types/?source=GOOGLPPC&channel=paid%20search&c=paid%20search:Google:Non%20Brand:Phrase:types+of+leukemia:Phrase&OVMTC=Phrase&site=&creative=41239748961&OVKEY=types%20of%20leukemia&url_id=190217225&adpos=1t1&device=c&gclid=CNedvK7HtMQCFS8V7Aod918AKQ
Ways to prevent Leukemia
There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia.

Some types of leukemia may be prevented by avoiding high doses of radiation, exposure to the chemical benzene, smoking and other tobacco use, or certain types of chemotherapy used to treat other types of cancer.
How many people are affected
About 6,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with ALL each year. It is the most common type of leukemia in children under age 15. However, it can affect people of any age. The cause of ALL is unknown.
Success rate
The 5-year survival rate for children with AML has also increased over time, and is now in the range of 60% to 70%. However, survival rates can vary depending on the subtype of AML. For instance, most studies suggest that the cure rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a subtype of AML, is now higher than 80%.
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