Promyelocytic Leukemia In My Sister's Keeper

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This movie called My Sister’s keeper is a film that is all about a couple’s life that has a daughter named Kate. Kate was diagnosed with promyelocytic leukemia. Promyelocytic leukemia (PL) is a malignancy of the bone marrow in which there is a lack or insufficiency of mature blood cells in the myeloid line of cells and an excess of immature cells called promyelocytes. PL is due to a translocation (an exchange of chromosome material) between chromosomes 15 and 17 which is symbolized t(15; 17). This translocation is not a mere marker of PL. It is the cause of PL (MedicineNet, n.d.). Gordon’s functional health assessment pattern was use in this presentation. The patient’s culture, geographic, religious, ethnic or spiritual and sexual concerns
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