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Leukemia sophia, celeste, brian

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    • Acute Leukemia
    • Definition
      • Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Leukemia is characterized by an increase of white blood cells.
    • Description
      • Leukemia gets worse quickly and can make you feel sick right away. Luckily the chances for a cure are very good.
    • Symptoms
      • High fever
      • Abnormal rise in white blood cells
      • Loss of appetite
      • Bruising or bleeding easily
      • Pain in the bones or joints
      • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or elsewhere
      • Poor appetite
    • Risk Factors
      • Genetic diseases
      • Smoking
      • Having Downs Syndrome
      • Having siblings with Leukemia
    • Treatments
      • Chemotherapy-the use of cancer killing drugs put into fluid around the brain and spinal cord
      • Radiation-the use of high energy rays to make tumors smaller and stop the cancer cells from growing
    • Facts
      • Bone marrow is removed from the back or hip to test for cancer.
      • Cure rates continue to rise for Leukemia.
      • Treatments usually begin by addressing the symptoms.
      • There is no way to prevent Leukemia.
      • In children, about 98% of Leukemia is Acute.
      • Leukemia affects about 2,200 children each year.
    • Facts cont.
      • Children who received radiation or chemotherapy for another cancer have a chance of getting Leukemia.
      • Children who have Leukemia have a high risk of being anemic.
      • Acute Leukemia can also affect adults, usually 65 years or older.
      • The survival rate for children is 85%. In adults, it is 50%.
      • If you have a sibling with Downs Syndrome, you have a chance of getting leukemia.
    • Cancerous Cell
      • Having a cancer cell means that the cell has changed or mutated.
    • Why cancer spreads so quickly
      • The cells mutate and then go throughout the body by going through the blood.
    • Sources
      • www.teensincharge.org
      • www.teenslivingwithcancer.org
      • www.intelihealth.com
      • www.chop.edu