Leukemia maddy, emma and emily

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Leukemia maddy, emma and emily

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

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