Leukemia

By Samwell Marder & Ryan Hickey

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer in the bone marrow and other blood producing organs. It makes them produce immature or abnormal leukocytes. This limits the production of normal blood cells.

Symptoms

  • Anemia
  • Easily bleed
  • Weakness or lack of energy
  • Non-diet or exorcise weight loss
  • Frequent illness
  • Headaches
  • Rash
  • Frequent ache in bones
  • Blood in excrement
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Sweating while sleeping
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Leukemia is the most common form of pediatric cancer.

Diagnosis

  • There is no test for the early detection of leukemia
  • A doctor will look for:


  1. Swollen lymph nodes
  2. Swollen gums
  3. Enlarged liver/spleen
  4. Bruises
  5. Rashes on the skin


  • A blood count will be done to see if the patient has less or more of a blood count
  • X-rays, CT scans, and MRI's are used to detect where the cancer is located

Causes

  • There is no known exact cause of leukemia
  • It is suggested by some that leukemia can be genetic
  • Having a previous treatment for another cancer (especially at a young age) can make one susceptible to leukemia

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At a cellular and molecular

the cells are mutating and spreading throughout the body through the blood stream. Dan strands in white blood cells mutate and create imitate molecules which form immature cells.

Treatments

  • There is no cure
  • Can be treated with kimotherapy and radiation treatment

Works Cited

Definition, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes, Cellular and Molecular, Treatment: Oberleitner, Melinda Granger, and L. Lee Culvert. "Leukemias, acute." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Science in Context. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.



Prevelance, Diagnosis, Causes: Oberleitner, Melinda Granger, and L. Lee Culvert. "Leukemias, chronic." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Science in Context. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.



Diagnosis: Nordenson, Nancy J. "Leukemia stains." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Science in Context. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.



Symptoms, Causes, Treatment: Odle, Teresa G. "Pediatric leukemia." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Science in Context. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.


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