Leukemia is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow, resulting in high amount of abnormal white blood cell production. These white blood cells don’t die easily like in the case of normal blood cells. They accumulate over time and overthrows the amount of good blood cells. This results in the patient becoming sick.

Types:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Symptoms:

  • Fever, chills
  • Persistent fever
  • Weak Immune system
  • Anemia 
  • Poor blood clotting
  • Red spots on the skin
  • Bone pain or tenderness

Causes:

Scientists haven’t yet discovered the exact cause for Leukemia. But genetics and environmental factors seem to contribute to it.

Risk Factors:

  • Cancer history
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Hereditary 
  • Chemical exposure

Treatment:

  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Stem cell transplant 
  • Biological therapy

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