Leukemia Domenic LoGiudice

Leukemia, blood cancer, or acute myeloid is the condition of the body manufacturing too many leukocytes. (White blood cells)

There are two different types of leukemia that affect huge populations of people today. The first is the slower, less aggressive cancer in the blood that will not show symptoms and only requires frequent monitoring. The other type is a rapidly expanding and very aggressive leukemia that will cause unintended weight loss, frequent infections, fatigue, mouth ulcers, and swollen lymph nodes.

The causes of Leukemia are not proven to be certain, however, studies show that those who have been exposed to high amounts of electromagnetic energy are at a greater risk of developing leukemia. People who are exposed to petrochemicals such as petroleum, gasoline, and natural gas are also at a higher risk.

Leukemia is a unique cancer in the sense that it's prognosis is not black and white. Depending on the rate at which the cancer spreads, the disease can be cured and controlled. Left untreated, however, leukemia is terminal and can be very fatal.

Similar to the prognosis of leukemia, the treatments also vary. If the case of leukemia is the slow and relaxed form, it can be monitored with frequent checks. The other more rapid and aggressive form can be treated through chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and stem-cell transplants. All of which are long, painful, arduous processes that diminish the human immune system.



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