by hannah rose phillips
what is leukemia
signs of leukemia
treatment of leukemia depends on the type of leukemia, certain features of the leukemia cells, the extent of the disease, and prior history of treatment, as well as the age and health of the patient.Most patients with leukemia are treated with chemotherapy.Some patients also may have radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplantation.Sadly there is no known way to prevent leukemia.
different types of leukemia
radiation therapy-is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells.
bone marrow transplant-a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells.
chronic myelocytic -A slowly progressing and uncommon type of blood-cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow.
acute myelocytic-A type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow with excess immature white blood cells.
acute lymphocytic-A type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells.
chronic lymphocytic-A type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
lymphocytes-a form of small leukocyte (white blood cell) with a single round nucleus, occurring especially in the lymphatic system.
myelocytes-a young cell of the granulocytic series, occurring normally in bone marrow (can be found in circulating blood when caused by certain diseases).
acute or chronic-
Acute conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma. Note that osteoporosis, a chronic condition, may cause a broken bone, an acute condition.