- · Leukemia is also known as a blood cancer.
- Approximately every 4 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer.
- There are 3 main types of blood cancers: Leukemia, cancer that is found in your blood and bone marrow; Lymphoma, blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system; and Myeloma, blood cancer that specifically targets your plasma cells.
- Leukemia is the 10th most frequently occurring type of cancer in all races or ethnicities.
- Leukemia targets children and adolescents younger than 20 years old.
Pain: in the bone or joints
Skin: rashes or red spots
Whole body: weakness, sweating, nausea, fever, night sweats, dizziness, chills, or fatigueAlso common: headache, easy bruising, swelling, unintentional weight loss, bleeding, swollen lymph nodes, pallor, nosebleed, mouth ulcer, or shortness of breath
Chemotherapy: Chlorambucil (Leukeran), Etoposide by mouth, Fludarabine by mouth (Oforta)
Chemotherapy regimen by injection: Bendamustine (Treanda), Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), Etoposide (Etopophos), Fludarabine (Fludara), Vincristine
Enzyme: Asparaginase by injection
Source: Mayo Clinic