Leukemia & Lymphoma

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About Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer from increase of abnormal white cells. They are made from the bone marrow like all normal cells, but these increase rapidly, grow, and live longer than it should. These would flow through the body and crowd other cells and platelets, making it for them to do their work. There are a lot of different types of leukemia depending on the number of leukemia cells and the rate of leukemia cells being made.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Fever and chills

Weakness and feeling tired

Weight loss for no apparent reason

Night sweats

Pain in the bones and/or joints

Abdominal discomfort

Headaches
Shortness of breath

Frequent infections

Easy bruises and bleeding

And purpe patches on skin and/or red sppots under the skin


Lymphoma

Lymphoma is also a serious blood cancer. Extranordal sites include bone, skin, brain, and bowels. The treatment for this cancer is having a bone marrow transplant, or chemotherapy dependng on the histology, type, and the stage of the disease.