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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Symptoms, and Tests What is leukemia and what causes it? Symptoms: fever, night sweats, headaches,bruising or bleeding easily, bone/joint pain,enlarged spleen, swollen lymph nodes in armpit,neck, or groin, infections, weak, tired, weight loss,high white blood cell count, visual problemsringing of the ears, mental status change, prolonged erection, and stroke.Tests: bone marrow test, platelet count, biopsy, physical exam, and blood tests Goal: Destroy the leukemia cells and allow normalcells to form in your bone marrow.Treatment: biological therapy, targetedtherapy, radiation therapy, or stem cell transplant.The most common form of treatment ischemotherapy. This drug treatment uses chemicalsto kill leukemia cells. It can be giving by pill orinjected through the veins, depending on the typeof leukemia they may use a single or combo useof drugs.Cure: Mostly commonly cured by chemotheropy and/or stem cell transplant. Recovery Leukemia Marissa Peyron Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells.White blood cells help your body fight infection.Your blood cells form in your bone marrow, inleukemia the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out thehealthy blood cells, making it hard for bloodto do its work.Causes: exposure to a large amount of radiation or chemicals (benzene), chemotherapyto treat other cancers, down syndrome or othergenetic problems, and smoke. After leukemia therapy check ups are requiredwhich would include: x-rays, physical exams,blood tests, bone marrow aspiration, or spinaltaps.It can lead to other problems because theycan get infections very easily, they must stayaway from crowds and people with colds andother infectious diseases. Anemia and bleedingare other problems as well as sensitivity in themouth from the chemotherapy. It is estimated that around 23, 720 peoplewill die from leukemia in 2013. Treatment and Cure Estimated New Cases Estimated Deaths 2012 Statistics Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Other Leukemia Total Leukemias Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 6,050 16,060 13,780 5,430 5,830 47,150 1,440 4,580 10,200 610 6,710 23,540
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