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The Leukemia Essay Examples

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The Four Major Categories of the Common Types of Leukemia
Leukemia is a malignant disease of the bone marrow and blood. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of blood cells. The term leukemia has a Latin derivation. Leuko means white and heme is blood. Therefore the word leukemia literally means white blood. The common types of leukemia are divided into four major categor...
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Facts on Treatment, Symptoms and Prognosis of Leukemia
According to the Cancer Book from the American Cancer Society, Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. It was first identified as a new disease in around 1830 in Germany. The scientific term, "leukemia," comes from the Greek words that mean "white blood." The disease is described as a cancerous disorder not j...
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An Explanation for Leukemia
The leukemias are cancers of the blood forming cells. Acute leukemia involves the most primitive of these types of cells. This class of cancer leads to an overproduction of a blood cells that have similar characteristics (clones). Clonal cells share two common features that lead to the symptoms of leukemia. 1) The cells...
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Characteristics of Leukemia
Leukemia In America there is a growing concern with the development of Cancer. Over one million Americans are diagnosed with different kinds of cancer each year. One of the most well known kinds of cancer is leukemia. Every year, almost 27,000 adults and more than 2,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with le...
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Leukemia - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20,400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38%. This rate has gone to 52% in the mid 1980 s. Approximately 25,700 cases were reported in 1995 alone(American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer...
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Living with Leukemia and How the Disease Affects the Life of Everyone Around
Living with Leukemia Childhood cancer, is a topic most teens don't think much about. People don't until it invades their own home. Leukemia, often referred to as cancer of the blood', can infect children to adults. This disease totally disrupts lives, not only of the patient, but also of those closest to him or her, incl...
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Classifications of Leukemia
Introduction
I chose leukemia as my topic because I didn’t know much about it and have seen pictures of many kids with it. Also someone I know had leukemia and I wanted to learn more.
Classification Leukemia (derived from the greek word leukos aeukoc which means white, and haima aiua-blood) is a type of cancer of the bon...
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An Analysis of the Disease Leukemia
Leukemia Leukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormal numbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found. Leukemia is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normal blood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrained growth overwhelms and replac...
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A Study on Leukemia
Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20,400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38%. This rate has gone to 52% in the mid 1980’s. Approximately 25,700 cases were reported in 1995 alone(American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of can...
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Understanding the Dangers of Leukemia
Leukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormal numbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found. Leukemia is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normal blood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrained growth overwhelms and replaces normal bone...
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