Leukemia

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What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer that forms in blood-forming tissue. It is a uncontrolled growth of blood cells, usually white blood cells, in the bone marrow. The cells replace normal blood and marrow cells.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Weight loss
  • Loss in
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Night sweats
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of breath
  • Gets infections easily
  • Easy bleeding
  • Easy bruising
  • Small red spots under the skin

Risk Factors

  • Exposed to a lot of radiation
  • Previous cancer treatment
  • Genetic diseases
  • Exposer to chemicals
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Family History

Detection

  • Biopsy
  • Spinal Tap
  • Liver function test
  • X-ray's
  • C T Scans
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy

Prevention

There is no known way to prevent Leukemia. Most people with it do not know that they have the risk factors.