Leukemia

Melanie Zuluaga

What is Leukemia?

Cancer of the blood cells, mostly forming in bone marrow.

Types of Leukemia

  1. Acute myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (AML)
  2. Chronic myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (CML)
  3. Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia (ALL)
  4. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Symptoms of Leukemia...

  • pain in bones or joints
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • weakness and tiredness
  • weight loss
  • loss of apetite

Is there a cure?

There is no official cure for leukemia except ways to treat it such as...

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Side Effects from Chemo

Chemotherapy-

  • hair loss
  • pain
  • fatigue/tired
  • constipation