Leukemia

The blood disease!

A Quick Introduction

Leukemia is a type of cancer that forms in the blood, another name for Leukemia is the blood disease. Many think that you lose your hair in this disease, this is not true. The way that you lose your hair is from the chemotherapy. This is something to make sure it does not reform or spread. This disease affects anybody, children, men, and woman. It basically families and friends as well.

Treatments

The treatment depends on the type of disease, the patients age, the health, and the symptoms. Patients can be treated with anti-therapy drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, or a bone marrow transplant. Chemotherapy seems to be the most common because it kills all the cancerous cells. Radiation can targets the specific cells that have cancer. After treatment people can live a quality life for many years. However, people can also die from this terrible disease even after treatment.


My ten facts

1.Leukemia is a cancer in the blood cells.

2.You lose all of your hair.

3.The type of Leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancerous

4.In Leukemia cancerous blood cells form and crowd around the non cancerious blood cells and that is how it spreads.

5.After treatment people live many quality years of life.

6.Also called blood cancer.

7.You have a fever.

8.Swollen lymph glands

9.Bleeding and bruised easily

10.Weight loss or loss of appetite


5 ways a person can maintain or improve their health.

1. Eating healthier.

2. Be active.

3. Go for an annual checkup with your doctor.

4. Exercising.

5. Avoid smoking because you can get lung cancer.

Symptoms

There are many symptoms when you have leukemia. Some of the symptoms are:


  • fever
  • you bleed easily
  • you bruise easily
  • swollen lymph nodes and swollen glands
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite

As you can see this is a very difficult disease to have due to the above symptoms. Many people feel weak and just feel horrible with this disease. Chemo can help, but you are risking side effects like loss of hair, throwing up, and other not so pleasant effects.

work cited

"Leukemia." National Cancer Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.

"Leukemia." - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.

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