• Leukemia Bone Marrow
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    Leukemia is something that we hear about a lot. I believe that people do not understand exactly what leukemia is and how dangerous it can be, I chose this topic to try to help them understand. In this paper I will explain what leukemia is and what treatments you can choose from to treat the cancer. Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two or more important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the ...
  • Leukemia Treatment Cancer Cells
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    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 in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform differently than normal cel...
  • Leukemia Blood Cell
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    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 marrow and blood cells. Leukemias are named according to the normal cell from which they originate, such as Lymphocyte Leukemia. Lymphocyte Leukemia is where a Lymphocyte cell...
  • Electric Magnetic Fields Power Line
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    Homes are filled with electric magnetic fields (EMFs), EMFs are created every time anything electrical is used. Hair dryers, alarm clocks, micro waves and radios are just a few examples. All these appliances cause leukemia, a form of cancer. High EMF fields are not very unusual. EMFs can pass through walls, so one can also be exposed to them from power lines and transformers. Using a hair dryer for 3 minutes would give the same exposure that one would get living next to a high voltage power line...
  • Cancer Pill One Leukemia Trials
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    THE CANCER PILL Dr. Brian Druker of Oregon Health Sciences University was searching for a compound that could block the enzyme that caused chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML for short. He recently stabilized a compound he had noticed to suppress the enzyme, that compound, STI 571, was recently being run through clinical trials to verify its action. He has been working at Oregon Health Sciences University on the pill, but the distribution and trials of the drugs are being run through Novartis Ph...
  • Leukemia Bone Marrow
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    Leukemia Leukemia is a disease that affects blood-forming tissues, mainly bone marrow. Leukemia also affects the lymph glands and spleen. Leukemia causes the body to produce an extreme amount of abnormal white blood cells. This causes infections because the abnormal cells cannot stop infections like the normal cells do. Leukemia also causes anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the body makes less blood cells. This happens because the leukemic cells crowd the system. Leukemia also causes excessi...
  • Living With Leukemia Nan Yvette Sister
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    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, including the siblings. My boyfriend's mother, Yvette Rosati, unfortunately had to go through this when she was seventeen. Nan, her younger sister, fought and lost the battle of Leuk...
  • Multiple Causation Theory Of Leukemia
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    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. Leuk o means white and heme is blood. Therefore the word leukemia literally means white blood. The common types of leukemia are divided into four major categories: myelogenous and lymphocytic, which can then be divided into acute or chronic. Thus, the four major types of leukemia are acute or chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute...
  • Leukemia Blood Cells
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    Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that has had a significant effect on our society and with the developments of new drugs it may become treatable. Leukemia originates in the blood-forming organs which may include the lymph tissue and bone cells. Ina person with leukemia the rate and the number of cells produced is altered. This altering can become fatal, or with proper treatment it can be subdued. There are two main types of leukemia which include 'total' and " differential.' These are mainly charac...
  • Leukemia Bone Marrow
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    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 just of the blood itself, but also of the organs that produce the blood cells in the body. The organs are mainly the bone marrow and the lymph system, where normal red and white cells, lymph cells...
  • Cancer Case Study Bone Marrow
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    Psychosocial Assessment Mr. L. is a 69 year-old male with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), FAB-M 1 normal cytogenetics diagnosed in May of 2001. He received chemotherapy (7+3: AraC/idarubican) at that time and achieved complete remission. He developed a relapse in the April of 2002. He deferred treatment as he was trying alternative medicines. He eventually was treated with chemotherapy (Mylo targ) again in May of 2002, but this did not result in remission and he is considered to be in refract...
  • Analysis Of The Advertisement
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    Text: Charity Appeal This advertisement tries to persuade people to struggle with one of the most dreadful diseases - leukemia. In order to make the message effective and unforgettable the ad. uses several techniques which will be analyzed in this work. The first thing that catches the eye is the omission of the word leukemia in almost all the sentences. It is done to emphasize the message and also the ad. is directed at a particular audience - the readers of the newspaper Guard...
  • A Civil Action Book Report
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    A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr, tells the complex story of a civil case in Woburn, Massachusetts. The events of the Woburn case touch on many problems in the tort law system. The author really brings the reader into the story… . you feel that you are there experiencing everything. And my personal favorite aspect is that it is a true story! I read the book long before the movie came out, but I have seen the movie as well. The book was much more intriguing and sentimental than the movie. ...