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Leukemia Young Bone Marrow Cells
898 wordsLeukemia 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 b...
987 wordsLeukemia 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...
White Blood Cells And Aspirin
797 wordsThe contributions of several doctors, researchers, and scientists helped improve the health of the growing population. In 1850 the average life expectancy was 42 years. By 1910 the average life expectancy had risen to nearly 55 years. Between 1850 and 1910 there were several advances in the medical field. The introduction of genes, white blood cells, blood groups, insulin, rubber gloves, aspirin, and vitamins and the discoveries of Pasteur, Charcot, Halsted, Zirm, Lister, and Koch were the start...
T Cell Family Of Non Hodgkin's Lymphomas
7,976 wordsDiagnosis Lymphoma: What To Expect Todd E. SiutaCommunications - ENG 320 Professor Jon D. HolstineMay 23, 2002 On Thursday, December 16, 1993 my life changed forever. I was in my third semester of college and had just finished my last final exam. Having studied all night, I headed to the university game room to shoot some pool and relax. After a few games I felt painful spasms in my neck and shoulder. At first I thought it was a "pinched" nerve, and I tried to ignore it, but the pain just got wo...
Treatment Option For Patients With Acute Leukemia
2,532 wordsAccording 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...
White Blood Cell Count
1,160 wordsPsychosocial 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 refrac...
White Blood Cells Inside The Human Body
454 wordsAids is known and feared around the world. Due to the fact that it has no known cure and that its results are deadly, people tend to be extra cautious in protecting themselves against it. Many are ignorant and believe they are susceptible to contracting the virus through casual contact with an infected individual. This is not true however; the transmission of HIV does not exist through casual contact as it does through the transfer of bodily fluids. Located in the envelope surrounding HIV is a p...
Small White Blood Cells
1,418 wordsThe disease HIV came out of nowhere in the late 70's and early 80's. The people took the disease as frightening and scary, because it was impossible to fight. Before HIV came along, it had been Polio and Small Pox causing all the trouble, but scientists had been able to control those diseases. Soon, or maybe later, we will discover the cure for HIV. The acronym AIDS means acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This means someone has gotten a sickness that weakens the immune system. The disease is ...
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