help. looking for a good reliable source about leukemia?

I am looking for a good reliable source about side effects that kids have when having leukemia. I am really interested in this topic. Does anyone know the effects or can give me a website? thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Leukemia

    ARTICLE SECTIONS

    Introduction

    Signs and symptoms

    Causes

    Risk factors

    When to seek medical advice

    Screening and diagnosis

    Treatment

    Coping skills

    Introduction

    Leukemia is cancer of your body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and lymphatic system. The word "leukemia" means "white blood" in Greek. The disease usually starts in the white blood cells.

    Under normal circumstances, your white blood cells are potent infection fighters. These cells normally grow and divide in an orderly, controlled way, as your body needs them. But leukemia disrupts this process.

    In leukemia, your bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white blood cells. They look different from normal blood cells and don't function properly. Eventually, they block production of normal white blood cells, impairing your ability to fight off infection. Leukemia cells also crowd out other types of blood cells produced by the bone marrow, including red blood cells, which carry oxygen to tissues throughout your body, and platelets, which help form blood clots.

    Leukemia isn't just a children's disease, as some people think. Leukemia has four main types and many subtypes — and only some of them are common among children. Treatment of leukemia is complex — and it depends on your age and health, the type of leukemia and how far it has spread.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukemia/DS00351

  • Rae
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    When my baby boy(now 11!) had leukemia he had unexplainable little circle bruises on his tummy. He soaked a pillow with sweat every night. He had a cute big belly and double chin-we found out he had an enlarged liver and spleen and his neck was full of lymph nodes. His skin was very pale,but I'm white as a sheet so it didn't seem weird. He slept alot. I just thought he was the perfect baby! Sadly he had JMML a rare leukemia(only 25 cases in the U.S. that year) and had to have a Bone Marrow Transplant. Thanks to God he is now 11! We were told he wouldn't see 2. His side effects have been lung problems,immunity problems,chronic sinus problems and he's Type 1 diabetic-diagnosed a year ago.Other kids had more severe side effects.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi

    There are plenty of good sites to look for info on cancer.

    Just search for it on those site. Infact you can get lots of info from yahoo or google as well.

    Useful sites that contain info on types of cancer

    http://www.cancer.gov

    http://cancercareassociates.com

    http://www.medicinenet.com

    General info on types of cancer, treatment, side effects etc..

    http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk

    For types of cancer treatment or drugs info

    http://www.healthline.com

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  • Char
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This site has the best info:

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

    Best wishes

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

    Here's another.

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