Leukemia

blood cancer - mason masseth

What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones. Bone marrow is where blood cells are made.


If you have Leukemia...

Your bone marrow, instead of producing normal white blood cells, produces abnormal "lukemia cells"

Symptoms

Who is at risk of getting Leukemia?

People exposed to large amounts of radiation.

People exposed to certain chemicals frequently.

People that have down syndrome

People that smoke or have smoked.

What can you do to prevent Leukemia?

There is no known way to prevent most types of Leukemia. Most people with Leukemia have no known risk factors.


How can I support Leukemia?

Donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Wear an orange ribbon.