Leukemia... anyone intrested..?

Write a brief essay about leukemia. What is it? How is it diagnosed? How does one get it? What is the solution to it? ... **citations would be good**

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  • stam
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). It is part of the broad group of diseases called hematological neoplasms.

    Acute leukemia is characterized by the rapid growth of immature blood cells.Acute forms of leukemia can occur in children and young adults. (In fact, it is a more common cause of death for children in the US than any other type of malignant disease.) Immediate treatment is required in acute leukemias due to the rapid progression and accumulation of the malignant cells, which then spill over into the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body. If left untreated, the patient will die within months or even weeks.

    Chronic leukemia is distinguished by the excessive build up of relatively mature, but still abnormal, blood cells. Typically taking months to years to progress, the cells are produced at a much higher rate than normal cells, resulting in many abnormal white blood cells in the blood. Chronic leukemia mostly occurs in older people, but can theoretically occur in any age group. Whereas acute leukemia must be treated immediately, chronic forms are sometimes monitored for some time before treatment to ensure maximum effectiveness of therapy

    Follow-up therapy for such patients may involve:

    supportive care, such as intravenous nutrition and treatment with oral antibiotics (e.g., ofloxacin, rifampin), especially in patients who have prolonged granulocytopenia; that is too few mature granulocytes (neutrophils), the bacteria-destroying white blood cells that contain small particles, or granules (< 100 granulocytes per cubic millimeter for 2 weeks)

    injection with colony-stimulating factors such as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which may help to shorten the period of granulocytopenia that results from induction therapy

    transfusions with red blood cells and platelets

  • 1 decade ago

    My Leukemia Essay

    Leukemia is a sickness that affects many people. I wish I'd done some research on it, so I'd know what I'm talking about. Instead I went on the internet and asked someone else to answer the questions my instructor gave me. Here are some of the answers I got:

    What is it? It be not guud.

    How is it diagnosed? When you feel sick and a doctor does some hurty thingy to you.

    How does one get it? Go to www.getsomeleuk.com Only $19.99

    What is the solution to it? About a 8-1 ratio of water and leuk juice.

    In conclusion. I found it is always better to do my homework and research myself. I now understand that it's actually intended for me to learn something, as I realize my instructor already knows the answers.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you want a first hand account of leukaemia, feel free to read my blog in yahoo. It is all about my daughters treatment, etc with acute myeloid leukaemia. (its a bit long and not finished, but she is in remission) Good luck with your essay, this website is a good one too.

  • Char
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Here's all the info you need:

    http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls

    Best wishes

    Source(s): Lymphoma Survivor
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do your own homework

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