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)

 Abdominal swelling and discomfort
 Bone pain or tenderness
 Easy bleeding or bruising
 Enlarged liver
 Enlarged spleen
 Fatigue, weakness
 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

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
 Down syndrome
 Exposure to certain chemotherapy drugs
 Exposure to the chemical benzene
 Myelodysplastic syndrome (preleukemia)
 Very high doses of radiation

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