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Information about Leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection. Leukemia is the 10th most frequently occurring type of cancer in all races or ethnicities. You probably didn't know but over 1 million Americans are living with, or are in remission from Leukemia. Approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies or is diagnosed with blood cancer. Those with blood disorders are often in need of blood transfusions. We could change these people lives by helping them in need raise money to help researchers find a cure for this terrible cancer that kills many.
Foundations to help those in need
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society helps you stay healthy, find support and treatments, and learn more about cancer and help find more/ better cures.
Cancer Care provides free, professional support services for people affected by Leukemia, as well as Leukemia treatment information.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps researchers and and healthcare professionals. They also donate and find multiple ways to help out.
American Cancer Society
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“It’s not every day that you hear the words ‘You have leukemia’ and I still remember it as if it was yesterday." says Andy Jackson (18 years old) In hindsight, I was actually pretty ill. I’d been suffering from headaches and general tiredness all summer and had begun to get that head rush feeling you occasionally get when you stand up too quickly on a regular basis. I’d also lost a bit of weight and would wake up in the morning drenched in sweat. To cap it all off, my vision, which, up to that point, had been perfect, had become blurry.
"But, if I could offer one piece of advice to anybody going through or about to go through this process it would be to keep smiling and never give up no matter how hard it gets!" Andy Jackson says encouragingly to others suffering from this awful cancer.
Andy right after he figures out he is diagnosed with Leukemia.
Andy and his dad
In Sydney with his dad 6 months before the transplant.
Andy after another round of chemo.
Symptoms of Leukemia
Because Leukemia is a blood cancer when leukemia occurs, the abnormal cells (blasts) begin to reproduce very rapidly and begin crowding out and competing for nutrients and space with the other healthy cells. The following are the most common symptoms of leukemia: Anemia, Bleeding, Bruising, Infections, Bone and joint pain, Difficult breathing, Lose of weight, night sweating, and Abdominal stress.
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