Leukemia  By : Jeri, Alyssa, and Justine
What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and  bone marrow.
How does cancer spread so quickly? <ul><li>Certain cells in the body become abnormal and then the body quickly produces a ...
What does it mean when a cell is cancerous? When old cells die, new ones grow to replace them.  Sometimes these cells muta...
People suffered  In the year 2000 around 256,000 people suffered from some type of leukemia and 209,000 died from it.
There are 4 types of leukemia.
Acute lymphoblastic Most likely to occur in teens.
Chronic lymphocytic  <ul><li>Affects most adults over the age of 65 and younger adults, but almost never children. </li></ul>
Acute myelogenous  <ul><li>More common in adults than children and more common in men. </li></ul>
Chronic myelogenous  <ul><li>This cancer happens mainly in adults and very seldom in children. </li></ul>
Facts about Leukemia
1.Luekemia: any of several cancers of the bone marrow that interfere with the production of red blood cells and platelets....
3.When a child has leukemia, large numbers of abnormal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.
5. Cancer is a process of uncontrolled abnormal cell growth and development . 6. There are several types of Leukemia.
7. There is no way to prevent Leukemia, but it can be treated effectively.
9. Leukemia can be cured!
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  1. 1. Leukemia By : Jeri, Alyssa, and Justine
  2. 2. What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.
  3. 3. How does cancer spread so quickly? <ul><li>Certain cells in the body become abnormal and then the body quickly produces a large amount of these cancer cells. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it mean when a cell is cancerous? When old cells die, new ones grow to replace them. Sometimes these cells mutate and change. When these cell keeps on mutating, it can create a tumor.
  5. 5. People suffered In the year 2000 around 256,000 people suffered from some type of leukemia and 209,000 died from it.
  6. 6. There are 4 types of leukemia.
  7. 7. Acute lymphoblastic Most likely to occur in teens.
  8. 8. Chronic lymphocytic <ul><li>Affects most adults over the age of 65 and younger adults, but almost never children. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Acute myelogenous <ul><li>More common in adults than children and more common in men. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chronic myelogenous <ul><li>This cancer happens mainly in adults and very seldom in children. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Facts about Leukemia
  12. 12. 1.Luekemia: any of several cancers of the bone marrow that interfere with the production of red blood cells and platelets. 2. About 98% of children with Leukemia, suffer with Acute Leukemia.
  13. 13. 3.When a child has leukemia, large numbers of abnormal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.
  14. 14. 5. Cancer is a process of uncontrolled abnormal cell growth and development . 6. There are several types of Leukemia.
  15. 15. 7. There is no way to prevent Leukemia, but it can be treated effectively.
  16. 16. 9. Leukemia can be cured!
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