The Is The Uncontrolled Growth Of Blood Cancer New Zealand

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Leukaemia is the uncontrolled growth of blood cells which occurs in the bone marrow (National Cancer Institute, 2013). Every day six New Zealanders are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer (Leukaemia and blood cancer New Zealand, 2015). It is believed that more than 10,000 people in New Zealand are affected by blood cancers such as, leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma or related blood diseases (Leukaemia and blood cancer New Zealand, 2015).Leukaemia is believed to be ten times more common in adults and double as common in males (McKenna, 2000). Blood cancers are the fifth most common cancer in New Zealand. Furthermore, leukaemia is most common among children in New Zealand (Leukaemia and blood cancer New Zealand, 2015). This assignment will describe the pathophysiological condition, symptom, current best practice and treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). Four types of leukaemia Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) – With this type of leukaemia, a patient’s myeloid cells get affected and develop rapidly. Leukemic blast cells develop in the bone marrow and blood. It is more common in adults (McKenna, 2000). Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) - Patient’s with ALL have lymphoid cells affected and it grows rapidly. It is more common in children (McKenna, 2000). Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) - It affects myeloid cells and develops slowly initially. In the blood test, high numbers of white blood cells is seen. There might be the presence of less leukemic blast cells in
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