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Medical News Channel MNC. Hosts: Amy Effie. The deadly disease- Luke eee mia Leukemia . What is leukemia?. Leukemia is a cancer of blood making cells. It is derived from the Greek work ‘leukos’, which means white and ‘aima’, which means blood.

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Medical news channel mnc

Medical News ChannelMNC

Hosts: Amy Effie



What is leukemia
What is leukemia?

  • Leukemia is a cancer of blood making cells. It is derived from the Greek work ‘leukos’, which means white and ‘aima’, which means blood.

  • Leukemia causes a large number of white blood cells to be made. These are not usual white blood cells but damaged ones. They crowd the bone marrow so the bone marrow can no longer produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.


LEUKEMIC CELL IN THE BONE MARROW

NORMAL CELL IN THE BONE MARROW


Symptoms
SYMPTOMS

  • There are many symptoms for leukemia. One of them is poor blood clotting.

  • Anemia. It is the deficiency of red blood cells and haemoglobin which results pallor and dyspnea. Pallor is a pale colour of skin and dyspnea is the shortness of breath.

  • Affects the patient’s immune system.


Types of leukemia
Types of leukemia

Acute lymphocytic

leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic

leukemia

Acute myeloid

leukemia

Chronic myeloid

leukemia


Causes
Causes

Chemicals

Genetic factors

Radiation


Treatment
Treatment

  • Chemotherapy



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Bibliography
Bibliography

  • Nordqvist, C. (2009, March 17). "What Is Leukemia? What Causes Leukemia?." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142595.

  • Charles, P. (2012, January 10). Leukemia Cure, Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Types and Treatment - MedicineNet. MedicineNet. Retrieved April 13, 2014, from http://www.medicinenet.com/leukemia/arti

  • Angel, A. (2013, April 30). Leukaemia. What is ?. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from http://www.cancervic.org.au/about-cancer/cancer_types/leukaemia


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