Kaileigh Orders 4-8-16
What happens to the cell when you have Leukemia?
What part of the body does it generally affect?
- Fever, chills
- Fatigue, weakness
- Loss of appetite, weight loss
- Night sweats
- Bone/joint pain
- Abdominal discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent infections
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Petechiae (small red spots under the skin)
Are there environmental or health factors that can cause Leukemia? Can the cancer be inherited?
- "High doses of ionizing radiation
- Genetic abnormalities, including Downs syndrome
- Rare viruses
- Long-term benzene exposure
- Chemotherapy drugs known as "alkalating agents" "
They don't believe that it can be inherited.
What can be done to prevent Leukemia?
How is Leukemia treated?
-Bone marrow transplant
-Stem Cell Transplantation
Eating healthy can always help also getting enough nutrients will help when you go through chemotherapy.
How is Leukemia diagnosed?
How many and what type of people are likely to have Leukemia?
Other factors include:
-working with certain chemicals
-exposure to very high levels of radiation
-certain health conditions
More than 65 percent of people diagnosed with leukemia are over 55."