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Leukemia sophia, celeste, brian

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

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