Leukemia

Jonathan Thomas


Risk Behaviors

Certain chemotherapy and radiation therapy increase risk

Since it is caused by a genetic mutation, do not take in large amounts of radiation

Too bad for Chernobyl

Smoking can increase risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Exposure to certain chemicals like benzene

Family history

Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Persistent fatigue, weakness
  • Frequent or severe infections
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
  • Excessive sweating, especially at night
  • Bone pain or tenderness

And hospital bills

Treatment

Treatments include

  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Prevention

Good Luck

Prevention

  • Don't smoke
  • Don't have prolonged exposure to radiation
  • Don't get treated for other cancers
  • Don't be born to the wrong family
  • You can't fully prevent Leukemia


Works Cited

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/definition/con-20024914


https://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia


https://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&v%3Asources=medlineplus-bundle&query=leukemia

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Leukemia

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