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Leukemia - 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. In a 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 characterized by the appearance of white blood cells....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Leukemia Essays]
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Therapies for Leukemia Patients - Executive Summary Two promising therapies for leukemia patients are bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation. Successful transplants require that two immunologic barriers be overcome: a host-versus-graft (HVG) reaction and a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction. A myeloablative conditioning regimen, which involves a depletion of the patient’s immune system, usually precedes the transplantation of donor stem cells to control the HVG. However, twentyfive to 35% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation experience life-threatening transplant-related complications (Holler 1990)....   [tags: Leukemia]
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Leukemia - ... The way scientist detect leukemia in today’s society is because of the technology we have. For example, scientist created the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID). The SQUID is used to measure tremendously weak magnetic fields. According to Science daily, “Previous studies have shown the magnetic needle can collect approximately 80 percent of leukemia cells in a bone marrow sample. The scientists developed this magnetic marrow biopsy needle in an effort to target tumor cells with nanoparticles and then preferentially extract the tumor cells with a magnetic needle.” (High-Sensitivity Bone Marrow Aspiration Technology Enhances Leukemia Cell Detection par 4 & 5) This is one way scientists detected leukemia cells through technology....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Leukemia - Leukemia is cancerous disease that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood-stream (National Cancer Institute, 2008, para. 1). It is one of many complicated cancer diseases that affect all ages and have very negative outcomes if not treated properly, and on time. Within the disease are several different types that affect according to how quickly the disease develops and attacks the body. It could be classified as chronic leukemia, which has a slow progress of getting worse or acute leukemia which usually gets worse quickly....   [tags: Health]
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Leukemia - 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 excessive bleeding....   [tags: Health Medical Cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia 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 is transformed into a Leukemia cell....   [tags: Cancer Research Health Essays] 946 words
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Leukemia - 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 cells(MedicineNet- leukemia, 1997)....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a group of blood diseases characterized by cancer of the blood forming tissues. It was discovered in Europe during the XIX century when a group of doctors directed by John Hughes Bennett tested their patients and discovered their elevated number of white blood cells....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Leukemia And Stem Cells - Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]
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Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood - ... Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia affects people who are 65 years or older, and rarely affects people who are under 30. CLL is more frequent in men than women. Scientists have not determined the cause of CLL, but they have identified several risk factors (Bozzone 60). More than 10,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States alone (Bozzone 58). It is often diagnosed unexpectedly in routine physical exams with discovery of marked B lymphocytic leukocytosis. The symptoms of CLL are generally mild and include anemia, fatigue, and enlarged, often painless lymph nodes....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Leukemia: The Disease and The Treatment - ... (MedicineNet) Transfusions and Antibiotics There are two types of transfusions given to a patient with Leukemia; blood transfusions which help to relieve Anemia, and platelet transfusions which help to promote clotting and prevent bleeding. Antibiotics are also given to fight off any infections the patient cannot fight off independently. Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy Targeted therapy uses drugs to kill only the cancer cells without harming normal cells. A specific type of Target therapy is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - ... The client may also present with and enlarged liver or spleen (Freireich, 2008). There are several tests used to confirm the diagnosis include a physical exam, complete blood test and differential, bone marrow biopsy, lymph node biopsy, Computed Tomography (CT) scan, and a spinal tap. The physical exam is to check for bruising, excessive bleeding and to see if the spleen or liver is enlarged. The blood test would show the amount of RBCs, WBCs, platelets, hemoglobin levels, and a hematocrit....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia - General Description Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is slow-progressing or “chronic”, cancer of the blood and bone marrow. CLL is the second most common leukemia in adults and one of the four primary types of leukemia. Certain risk factors have been identified including age, race, sex, family history of blood and bone marrow cancers and chemical exposure. Most people diagnosed with CLL are white males over the age of 60. Occurrence increases with age and a marked increase after 60. Herbicides, insecticides and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War have shown to increase the risk of developing CLL....   [tags: Health]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - ... Patients are tested for CNS involvement as this is commonly associated with ALL, especially in relapse cases, and T cell ALL in particular. Once the diagnosis is confirmed immunophenotyping and cytogenetic analysis are used to determine the origin of the lymphoblasts. The leukemic cells share differentiation markers with normal lymphoblasts allowing for classification of the cells into B cell or T cell lineage (6). BCP ALL accounts for 80% of cases and is identified by the presence of two or more B cell linage associated surface markers such as CD10 and CD19, the presence of distinct cytoplasmic proteins such as the IgM heavy chain and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT), a protein involved in junctional diversity early in B cell and T cell development....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Leukemia: From a Childs Point of View - ... Children with leukemia have fewer healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, this is called anemia. The child will feel very week, and tired, and bruise easily. If the child has recurring infections, this is also a red flag for leukemia. Children with leukemia have a high number of white blood cells that are not good at fighting off infections such as an infection in the lungs, or an infection from something as simple as a cut, which is what causes constant infections to occur....   [tags: Healthcare, Pediatrics]
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Childhood Cancer-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - There are many discussions that remain in the world about what is the number one killer in children today, cancer; and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is one of the most common childhood diseases, more likely to occur in children under the age of fifteen. (Leukemia-Lymphoma) There are few adults that may end up getting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia but the symptoms would be much harder to find than it would be in a child. Although cancer in children is getting to the point where it is becoming rare or well it may seem that way, one in every three hundred and fifty American children will start to develop the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just by the time they would reach the age of 21 years....   [tags: Disease]
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Leukemia and Its Treatment - 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 body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells....   [tags: Cancel Health Medical] 845 words
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New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia - New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia White blood cells are the body's foot soldiers in its everyday battle against infections and diseases. Even when we are feeling well, they are working together in a carefully orchestrated manner to target and destroy dangerous substances in our body. Any disease that prevents the white blood cells from doing their job puts us at great risk for infection and illness. Leukemia is that kind of disease. It happens when our body's system for making white blood cells malfunctions, resulting in the uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells that cannot protect us against disease....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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The Application of Microarray Analysis in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - ... Many studies are underway that deal with identifying AML subtypes and novel genes. Study done by Parkin and collegues used array based CGH to identify loss of functional NF1 gene in 7% of AML patients, thus identifying another novel gene with pathological significance in AML.5 Microarray technology has also been used to identify prognosis in AML patients, as well as to better understand molecular basis of response to therapeutic agents in AML.1 Many therapeutic agents act in such a way to hypomethylate DNA and microarray test can be done to detect these changes....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Application of Microarrays in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia - ... One unique cluster with distinctive gene expression signature included cases of AML with a poor treatment outcome.8 Their study clearly demonstrated that new clusters of AML can be identified with the use of a single assay.8 Microarrays and epigenetics in treatment of AML Gene expression is affected by epigenetic regulation, therefore microarrays can be used to study epigenetic pattern in tumor cells. According to the review article by Ari M. Melnick several research studies used microarrays to examine DNA methylation profiles in AML patients....   [tags: Medical Research]
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She Lived - She Lived HELLO EVERYONE, Sorry I haven't updated in so long but much has gone on. Hope everyone had a great Easter, because mine was great. Even though it was spent in the hospital both my brother came and of course my mom and dad was there. My parents tried to make it like at home as much as possible.WE ate a honey ham, with veggies and potatoes out on the rooftop. Then my dad hid egg out there and we had are own little egg hunt which was GREAT!!Monday was surgery day and I wasn't looking forward to it at all....   [tags: Personal Narrative Cancer Leukemia Papers] 3315 words
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feline leukemia virus - FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS Virus Classification: Order: Mononegavirales Family: Parvoviridae Subfamily: Parvovirinae Genus: Parvovirus Species: Feline panleukopenia virus Also called feline infectious eneritis, feline “distemper”, and feline ataxia or incoordination. Examples of other viruses belonging to the same genus as Feline panleukopenia virus include Canine parvovirus type 2, Porcine parvovirus, Mink enteritis virus, and Raccoon enteritis virus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Leukaemia - ... Cardio toxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs, heart failure and precipitated coronary events are typical examples (12, 13). Moreover, opportunistic infections such as fungi may invade the cardiac chambers (14). The heart may be directly involved by tumoral infiltration ranging from gross cardiac masses to microscopic infiltrations. Myo- pericardial involvement and valvular changes have been reported in association with lymphoma and leukaemia,but not early in the disease course(15, 16). There are few numbers of cases with ALL/Eo initially presented with cardiac mass; so the best therapeutic regimen in such patients has not yet been defined....   [tags: Health, T-Cell ] 550 words
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Bone Marrow Transplants - ... To reduce GVHD, mmRD bone marrow underwent ex vivo T-cells depletion using Campath IG. Patients then follow up every 2 weeks for 6 months after discharge, monthly for an additional 6 months and then every 6 to 12 months post procedure (I). Overall survival calculated as the time from transplant to death; leukemia-free survival time from transplantation to leukemia recurrence or death, whichever occurred first. At 10 years after transplantation, overall survival rates: 49.1% after peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation [PBPCT] versus 56.5% after bone marrow transplants [BMT]....   [tags: Medical Research]
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cancer - Cancer My friend, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2002. I was shocked when Matt’s girlfriend, Amber, told me that he had cancer, because Matt was only twenty-three years old when diagnosed. The type of cancer Matt has is called Leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. This cancer starts in the bone marrow but can then spread to the blood, lymph nodes, the spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs. Cancer affects many people each year including my grandmother who had cancer and now one of my close friends....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing in Utah brought cancer to her family....   [tags: Cancer Research Refuge Williams Essays]
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Electric Magnetic Fields - Electric Magnetic Fields 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....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 297 words
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Symptom, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - ... pag.). Other factors that contribute to gum disease are plaque-induced gingivitis, drug-induced gingivitis, and gingivitis due to vitamin deficiency, gingivitis due to infections, gingivitis due to pregnancy, gingivitis due to menopause, gingivitis due to leukemia, and gingivitis due to an impacted tooth (Pericoronitis). Plaque-induced gingivitis is from lack of brushing and flossing which is the most common cause of gingivitis. Drug-induced gingivitis is when different drugs cause gum tissue to overgrow, so that eliminating plaque becomes more challenging, and sometimes develops gingivitis....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - ... pag.). Other factors that contribute to gum disease are plaque-induced gingivitis, drug-induced gingivitis, and gingivitis due to vitamin deficiency, gingivitis due to infections, gingivitis due to pregnancy, gingivitis due to menopause, gingivitis due to leukemia, and gingivitis due to an impacted tooth (Pericoronitis). The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque-induced gingivitis which is from lack of brushing and flossing. When different drugs cause gum tissue to overgrow, so that eliminating plaque becomes nearly impossible and sometimes develops gingivitis it is called drug-induced gingivitis....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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State-Funded Stem Cell Research - ... Before stem cells were readily available, doctors transplanted sections of unharmed skin to cover the burned areas (Academy of Sciences, 2009). This procedure was rather dangerous because if the doctor was unable to find enough undamaged skin, the patient was at risk of death (Academy of Sciences, 2009). Currently, doctors grow sheets of new skin through stem cells found in small pieces of healthy skin (Academy of Sciences, 2009). There has been a scientific breakthrough indicating that other types of stem cells are found in hair follicles and in deeper layers of skin, which could provide patients with a more natural look (Academy of Sciences, 2009)....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]
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