Leukemia A presentation by: Darwin Siojo SLC: Liberal Arts
Thesis <ul><li>What is Leukemia? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the signs and symptoms? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the main cau...
Leukemia <ul><li>Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white b...
Signs & Symptoms <ul><li>Leukemia symptoms vary on the type of leukemia, but a few common symptoms include: </li></ul><ul>...
The Causes of Leukemia <ul><li>No truly known cause but scientists believe that a few factors that contribute to Leukemia ...
Basic Forms of Leukemia <ul><li>Acute Leukemia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Treatments of Leukemia <ul><li>The main treatments of Leukemia include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy </li></ul></ul>...
The Effects of Leukemia Treatment <ul><li>Damage to cells in hair roots and cells in the digestive tract. </li></ul><ul><l...
Conclusion <ul><li>Leukemia is a terrible disease </li></ul><ul><li>Survival rates are going up, and have tripled over las...
Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukemia/DS00351/DSECTION=symptoms   </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ll...
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Period 6 - Darwin Siojo - Leukemia

  1. 1. Leukemia A presentation by: Darwin Siojo SLC: Liberal Arts
  2. 2. Thesis <ul><li>What is Leukemia? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the signs and symptoms? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the main cause of Leukemia? </li></ul><ul><li>How many forms of Leukemia exist? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leukemia <ul><li>Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells. </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 259,889 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Signs & Symptoms <ul><li>Leukemia symptoms vary on the type of leukemia, but a few common symptoms include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fever or chills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent fatigue or weakness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone pain or tenderness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive sweating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent infections </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Causes of Leukemia <ul><li>No truly known cause but scientists believe that a few factors that contribute to Leukemia are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Damaging of white blood cells (WBCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abnormal growth of white blood cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowding of abnormal cells </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Forms of Leukemia <ul><li>Acute Leukemia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute Myeloid Leukemia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chronic Leukemia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Treatments of Leukemia <ul><li>The main treatments of Leukemia include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiation Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stem Cell Transplants </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Effects of Leukemia Treatment <ul><li>Damage to cells in hair roots and cells in the digestive tract. </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea, vomiting, & mouth sores. </li></ul><ul><li>Dry, red, tender, or itchy skin. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Leukemia is a terrible disease </li></ul><ul><li>Survival rates are going up, and have tripled over last few years </li></ul><ul><li>New, more effective treatments are coming up every day. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukemia/DS00351/DSECTION=symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lls.org/all_page?item_id =9346 </li></ul>

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