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What happens to the cell when you have Leukemia?

The white bloods cell increase and become abnormal. The Leukemia blood cells began to crowd the normal blood cells and causing them not to be able to it's job. This causes you to bleed and bruise easily.


What part of the body does it generally affect?

Leukemia affects the blood cells and bone marrow.



  • Fever, chills
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Bone/joint pain
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Headaches
  • 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?

They believe that it could possibly be a mistake in DNA synthesis or environmental problems.

  • "High doses of ionizing radiation
  • Genetic abnormalities, including Downs syndrome
  • Rare viruses
  • Long-term benzene exposure
  • Smoking
  • Chemotherapy drugs known as "alkalating agents" "

They don't believe that it can be inherited.




What can be done to prevent Leukemia?

Most types of Leukemia can not be prevented but some types can be prevented by avoiding tobacco use, certain types of chemotherapy, and chemicals.


How is Leukemia treated?


-Bone marrow transplant


-Radiation Therapy

-Stem Cell Transplantation

Eating healthy can always help also getting enough nutrients will help when you go through chemotherapy.


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How is Leukemia diagnosed?

A blood test is done showing the abnormal amount of white blood cells. To confirm that you may have Leukemia they remove bone marrow and have it tested.


How many and what type of people are likely to have Leukemia?

Anyone can develop Leukemia but your risk increases with age. Smoking may also be a factor, exposure to radiation, and certain types of chemotherapy.

Other factors include:

"-older age
-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."


Application of research article

I learned that it was not a family history cancer and that there is not a definite possible way to stop from getting leukemia. I also learned that the older you get the more liable you are to getting Leukemia. Two of my aunts actually have Leukemia and that is why I chose to research it.
Leukaemia: A journey into the body