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  • Leukemia

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    Leukemia, a word that means white blood, is a form of cancer that affects exactly what its name says; the white blood cells in your body. There are many different types of leukemia; some types are more common in adults, while some types are found mainly in children. Leukemia can range in severity and can affect people of all ages. During this paper we are going to explore the anatomy of leukemia, as well as the physiology. We will also learn about the statistics behind this disease, and any possible

  • Leukemia

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    Running head: LEUKEMIA 1 Leukemia Maryam Kamber Eastern Illinois University LEUKEMIA 2 Leukemia is a cancer of blood cells, specifically white blood cells that are responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in leukemia do not function in the same way as normal white blood cells. Leukemia cells continue to grow and divide, eventually crowding out normal blood cells. The

  • Leukemia

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    Leukemia Description: Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Types of leukemia- acute or chronic: Acute leukemia gets worse very fast and may make you feel sick right away. Chronic leukemia gets worse slowly and may not cause symptoms for years. And Lymphocytic or myelogenous: lymphocytic affects the white blood cells called lymphocytes and myelogenous affects the white blood cells called myelocytes. Sign and symptoms: fever/ night sweats, headaches, bruising/bleeding

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia ( Leukemia )

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    Abstract There are many types of leukemia that affect thousands of people each year and many do not survive this type of cancer. Yearly occurrences of new cases reach up to about 54,000 and almost half of this staggering number end fatally. The four types that are most common for this cancer are acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells where abnormally high counts

  • Leukemia Paper

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    Leukemia is a cancer that affects the bone marrow. The bon marrow is the soft spongy center of the bone that produces blood cells. Leukemia is found in white blood cells or leukocytes. The white blood cells help to fight ff infections and other diseases. Normally, cells produce in an orderly way, but people that have leukemia the cell production gets out of control. The marrow produces too many immature white blood cells called blasts. They are differently shaped and can’t carry out their usual duties

  • The Etiology of Leukemia

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    The etiology of leukemia is unknown as it is believed that the different types of leukemia have different factors that can cause them. For example, in the book, “Essentials of Pathophysiology”, they believe that acute leukemia may be caused because of people having too much exposure to radiation. Factors that can affect leukemia are chemotherapies, viral infections; it can be a secondary illness caused primary diseases, chemicals (Porth, 2011). The American Cancer Society believes that genetic

  • Essay on Leukemia

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    Leukemia Leukemia is a group of blood diseases characterized by cancer of the blood forming tissues. It was discovered in Europe during the XIX century when a group of doctors directed by John Hughes Bennett tested their patients and discovered their

  • Leukemia Essay

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    Leukemia is cancerous disease that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood-stream (National Cancer Institute, 2008, para. 1). It is one of many complicated cancer diseases that affect all ages and have very negative outcomes if not treated properly, and on time. Within the disease are several different types that affect according to how quickly the disease develops and attacks the body. It could be classified

  • A Research On The Myeloid Leukemia

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    Human Health and Disease program at Children’s Hospital, I have gained a better understanding of the molecular bases of various diseases, and I am interested in applying this knowledge in a laboratory setting. I have chosen to research acute myeloid leukemia because I have known relatives and friends affected by blood cancers, and I am interested in better understanding the mechanisms of this disease. Advertisement/Pitch: Picture yourself at a check-up appointment with your oncologist. You are told

  • What Is Leukemia? Essays

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    Leukemia is a form of cancer that starts in the stem cells of the bone marrow that make blood cells. A bone marrow is the material that fills the center of most bones which is where blood cells are made. Leukemia is basically a blood cancer where the cells do not form properly. Leukemia is found in blood cells and since blood cells do not have chromosomes or DNA then they cannot divide or reproduce like somatic cells do. Blood cells form in the bone marrow and when too many blood cells form in the