Hodges, Qu'Ran Y.
Type of Genetic Disorder
Symptoms / Effects of Leukemia
- Signs of Internal Bleeding (easily being bruised)
- Loss of appetite and/or unexplained substantial weight loss
- Swelling and/or pain on left side of abdomen
- Loss of Hair
- Immune system worsens
- Swollen lymph glands
Physical ExamLeukemia is first diagnosed by a physical exam this a conversation with the patient which would give information about his or hers sleeping and eating habits. And also if they had experienced any joint pain.
After the physical exam has been conducted blood test are conducted to examine the normality of level of white blood cells and platelets.
Bone Marrow Test
Bone marrow is taken from the hip bone during a procedure using a Jamshidi needle to perform the hip biopsy. The marrow is then examined for Leukemia cells.
Stem Cell Transplation - When the cancerous cells are gone or weak a stem cell transplant can be used to replacedamaged bone marrow and promote healthy bone marrow growth
Chemotherapy - A set dosage of medicine that target and set out to destroy cancer cells though it can also kill healthy cells in the body
Radiation - Radiation is used to drop the number of white blood cells although radiation does not prevent the growth of new cancerous cells
Immunotherapy - Immunotherapy stops the growth of new cancerous cells though it does not kill existing cancerous cells
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphona Society is a non-profit organization that researches and cancers that take place in the blood. They help raise resources to treat children and adults with Leukemia and Lymphoma, and also fund the research of new treatments.Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a leading organization of treatment and research of multiple types of cancer.