Leukemia
By Aurora Zavala & Joaquin Mendoza
• A malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow
and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers
of imm...
Experts don't know what causes leukemia. But some things are
known to increase the risk of some kinds of leukemia. You are...
Some treatments used to fight leukemia include:
• Chemotherapy.
• Biological therapy.
• Targeted therapy.
• Radiation ther...
• There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia.
Most people with leukemia do not have known risk factors.
• Som...
Information Video on Leukemia
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• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJOYAaygQFE

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• http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancerinformation/cancer-information/cancertypes/leukemia/videos-and-podcasts/inde...
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• http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview
• http://www.mdanderson.org
• http://www.youtube.com

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Leukemia

  1. 1. Leukemia By Aurora Zavala & Joaquin Mendoza
  2. 2. • A malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms. 11/6/2013 Leukemia 2
  3. 3. Experts don't know what causes leukemia. But some things are known to increase the risk of some kinds of leukemia. You are more likely to get leukemia if you: • Were exposed to large amounts of radiation. • Were exposed to certain chemicals at work, such as benzene. • Had some types of chemotherapy to treat another cancer. • Have Down syndrome or some other genetic problems. • Smoke. 11/6/2013 Causes of Leukemia 3
  4. 4. Some treatments used to fight leukemia include: • Chemotherapy. • Biological therapy. • Targeted therapy. • Radiation therapy. • Stem cell transplant. 11/6/2013 Treatments for Leukemia 4
  5. 5. • There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia. Most people with leukemia do not have known risk factors. • Some types of leukemia may be prevented by avoiding high doses of radiation, exposure to the chemical benzene, smoking and other tobacco use, or certain types of chemotherapy used to treat other types of cancer. 11/6/2013 How to prevent Leukemia 5
  6. 6. Information Video on Leukemia 11/6/2013 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJOYAaygQFE 6
  7. 7. • http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancerinformation/cancer-information/cancertypes/leukemia/videos-and-podcasts/index.html 11/6/2013 Podcast about Leukemia 7
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  10. 10. • http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview • http://www.mdanderson.org • http://www.youtube.com 11/6/2013 Bibliography 10

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