logging in or signing up leukemia aSGuest10215 Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 7670 Category: Science & Tech.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (3) Dislike it (0) Added: January 12, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 2 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... By: DIMPLEKAKKAR (29 month(s) ago) good one Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: Medicalboy (33 month(s) ago) BTW: TNX Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: Medicalboy (33 month(s) ago) GOOD ONE ;) Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: studentuls (58 month(s) ago) thank you Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Leukemia : Leukemia Jeff Liu, Period 5 What Is Leukemia? : What Is Leukemia? Cancer of the white blood cells Acute or Chronic Affects ability to produce normal blood cells Bone marrow makes abnormally large number of immature white blood cells called blasts History : History Means “white blood” in Greek Discovered by Dr. Alfred Velpeau in France, 1827 Named by pathologist Rudolf Virchow in Germany, 1845 Main Types : Main Types Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Mylogenous Leukemia (AML) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia (CML) Demographics of Leukemia Patients (2001 Data) : Demographics of Leukemia Patients (2001 Data) Total Reported Cases = 31,500 Sources from Leukemia, Lyphoma, Myeloma Facts 2001 CLL=Chronic Lymphocytic ALL=Acute Lymphocytic CML=Chronic Mylogenous AML=Acute Mylogenous Symptoms : Symptoms When there are excessive white blood cells --> Infections When there are few red blood cells: Paleness --> Anemia When there are few platelets --> Excessive bleeding Tests For Diagnosis : Tests For Diagnosis Finger prick Blood sample Blood dye Bone marrow sample Spinal Tap/Lumbar Puncture Pictures Of Blood : Pictures Of Blood Sources from Arginine.umdnj.edu Sources from beyond2000.com Effects On the Body : Effects On the Body Attacks the immune system Infections Anemia Weakness No more regular white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets Blasts clog blood stream and bone marrow Development of Leukemia in the Bloodstream : Development of Leukemia in the Bloodstream Legend White Cell Red Cell Platelet Blast Germ Sources from Leukemia, by D. Newton and D. Siegel Causes : Causes High level radiation/toxin exposure Viruses Genes Chemicals Mostly unknown Can’t be caught Treatment : Treatment Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Radiation Bone marrow transplant Research : Research New drugs Cord blood and planceta TheEnd : TheEnd You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.