Blood Cancer (Leukemia)

About- Leukemia is a type of blood cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system which hampers the body's ability to fight infection.
 
The 4 main forms of leukemia are:
 Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
 
Symptoms-

 Abdominal swelling and discomfort
Bone pain or tenderness
Chills
Easy bleeding or bruising
Enlarged liver
Enlarged spleen
Fatigue, weakness
Fever
Frequent infections
Loss of appetite
Night Sweats
Painless swollen lymph nodes especially in the neck and armpits
Recurrent nosebleeds
Red spots on the skin (petechiae)
Unexpected weight loss

Causes-
Leukemia occurs when the DNA of a single cell in the bone marrow becomes damaged. Researchers don't understand the exact causes of Leukemia. Genetic and environmental factors may play a role.

Risk Factor
 A family history of Leukemia
Down syndrome
Exposure to certain chemotherapy drugs
Exposure to the chemical benzene
Myelodysplastic syndrome (preleukemia)
Smoking
Very high doses of radiation

Specialists to Visit
 Oncologist

Hematologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.hematology.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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