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    Leukemia maddy, emma and emily Leukemia maddy, emma and emily Presentation Transcript

    • Leukemia Project Made by: Maddy, Emma, and Emily
    • What is Leukemia?
      • Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow that is characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells.
    • Symptoms of Leukemia
      • Symptoms: flu like symptoms, fever, weight loss, infections , headaches, skin rash, bone pain, and easy bruising. Not everyone has the same symptoms.
    • Treatments for Leukemia
      • Chemotherapy
      • Radiation
    • Ten Facts about Leukemia
      • There are different types of Leukemia.
      • 256,000 children and adults develop some type of Leukemia each year.
      • Leukemia damages the bone marrow.
      • Leukemia prevents the immune system from working normally.
      • Leukemia mainly occurs in young children from the ages of 2 to 8.
      • The blood cells are very abnormal.
      • Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
      • One type of Leukemia is acute: it grows slowly.
      • Another type of Leukemia is chronic: it grows rapidly.
      • Radiation treatments use high-energy rays to shrink the blood tumors.
    • What does it mean when a cell is cancerous?
      • When a cell is cancerous that means that a cell is reported to have been infected with cancer.
    • Why does cancer spread quickly?
      • Cancer can spread really fast because cancer cells don’t stop reproducing. They don’t stop until they have reproduced 50 to 60 times.
      • www.kidshealth.org
      • www.wikipedia.org
      • www.medicmagic.net
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