Thesis STATEMENT Though the cause of leukemia is still unknown, with new research and technology, many leukemia victims are surviving longer and are healthier than ever before.
Relevance to ME Majoring in Biochemistry at ASU next year I want to work in the healthcare field
Relevance to YOU
Everyone should know about treatment options when dealing with cancer
Since cancer is one of the leading causes of death, you will know at least One person in your life with cancer and dealing with it
Leukemia is a type of cancer that occurs in blood forming tissues, such as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. This cancer starts in the white blood cells The word “leuk” means white in Greek What is leukemia? Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn.
General information The body has three different types of cells Red blood cells White Blood cells Platelets (Silverstein)
Not known exactly Abnormal chromosomes Myelodysplasia Environmental factors Pollution Household chemicals Benzene and petroleum containing products “few studies have examined the association between home use of solvents and the risk of childhood leukemia.” Results: “ALL risk was significantly associated with paint exposure.” (Scelo, Ghislaine)( 133-139) Causes and Risk Factors
Exposure to radiation and certain chemicals Genetics Cancer therapy This is a rare and unfortunate risk , but it is certainly possible Scelo, 133-139. Causes Cont’d
Fever and chills Frequent infections Loss of appetite Swollen lymph nodes Enlarged liver or spleen Shortness of breath Petechaie Tiny red spots on the skin Bruising and bleeding very easily Pain in the bones Lots of sweating, mainly at night. Symptoms (Ball, Edward D, and Gregory A Lelek)
When common symptoms start to show more frequently and do not go away May want to see your family doctor or oncologist When to find medical advice (Ball, Edward D, and Gregory A Lelek)
Based on the type of leukemia Present in cerebrospinal fluid Treated before? Features of leukemia cells Patients symptoms and health Influences of Treatments (Ball, Edward D, and Gregory A Lelek)
Leukemia & chemotherapy Single drug or combination of two or more drugs Can be given by Mouth Injection into vein Catheter Inject directly into cerebrospinal fluid Inject straight into spine (Silverstein)
Radiation therapy -high energy rays kills cancer cells Large machine -rays are directed at body part There are side effects to this treatment! Leukemia & radiation therapy (Silverstein)
Side effects of Treatments
Bone marrow transplant Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn.
Side effects of Transplants GVHD (Graft versus host disease) Ball, Edward D, and Gregory A Lelek
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell PBSC (Preidt)
Follow Up . Ball, Edward D, and Gregory A Lelek
Children With Leukemia Each year about 2000 children in the United States are diagnosed with Leukemia. Two main types of leukemia in children Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Belson, Martin, Beverely Kingsley, and Adrianne Holmes.
Painless blue or purple lumps in neck, underarm, stomach or groin area
Belson, Martin, Beverely Kingsley, and Adrianne Holmes.
High risk jobs
Risky jobs that may cause
Acute myelogenous leukemia
Hospitals in our area treating leukemia University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Thomas Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Wistar Institute cancer Center of Philadelphia. Mercy Suburban Cancer Center
“The latest cancer treatments aren’t always prescribed by doctors” Look Good…Feel Better! CTFA foundation
Living With Leukemia Challenging Support groups Depression Financial tensions Worrying about family Apel
Helping yourself at home to make yourself healthier and better Home Treatment Bets Davis
The American Cancer Society Support American Cancer Society
Emotions Thinking about death Your life is not over Bets Davis
Application Mr. Gohla passed away a little less than a year ago, leaving his wife and three kids with no family income. I met Mrs. Gohla in India in November through relatives. (she is not related to me) Mrs. Gohla makes about 200 rupees a month working as a maid. 200 R = 5 US dollars I am donating 7,500 rupees to the Gohla family! ($150)
Conclusion Living with a disease such as cancer is very difficult to handle physically, mentally, and emotionally to not only the patient but also the family members and any other person associated with the patient.
Class Activity I need your help to finish up my scrap book! Everyone will get a strip of paper and I want everyone to write down their favorite quote or just a nice saying or a few words to inspire the Gohla family to not give up and stay strong.
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