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Leukemia: the science behind the sickness

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1: What is leukemia? Leukemia is the abnormal white blood cells, also known as leukemia cells, invasion on the normal blood cells from the bone marrow. These cells don't work like normal white blood cells, grow faster, and don't stop growing like its supposed to. This can spread to the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, etc. the two types are acute and chronic leukemia.

2: what triggers leukemia cell growth? -exposure to large amounts of radiation -had chemotherapy to treat another cancer -SMOKE

3: ways to prevent leukemia: -be aware of the triggers and eliminate from your lifestyle -exercise regularly -eat healthy

4: what are treatments for leukemia? -watchful waiting -chemotherapy -radiation therapy

5: how does this relate to mitosis? in order to get leukemia, the abnormal white blood cells, known as leukemia cells, grow too large and at too fast of a rate and therefore attack the red blood cells.

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  • Title: Leukemia: the science behind the sickness
  • this is just a brief overview of the devistating medical condition of leukemia.
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  • Started: about 6 years ago
  • Updated: about 6 years ago

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