What Is Leukemia?


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Our blood, as you know, is necessary to life. And there are many different substances and cells in the blood, each with a job to do. But sometimes something goes wrong with the balance of things in the blood.
One such disorder of the blood is leukaemia; the white cells may increase as much as 50 or 60 times. This condition is very serious, because it is the result of a disorder in the blood-producing parts of the body.
Years ago, a person with leukaemia was considered to be hopeless. And while we still do not have a cure for it, a great deal of progress is being made, especially in helping such a person live longer and more comfortably.
There are several different kinds of leukaemia. Each form has a different symptom and has a different effect on the life expectancy of the person. That is why the treatment of a person with leukaemia varies in each case.
In general, leukaemia can be divided into two forms: acute or chronic. Acme leukaemia seems lo come on suddenly and may progress very quickly. This type is seldom discovered until it has become we11 advanced. Acute leukaemia occurs in persons over 35 years of age.
Leukaemia also varies according to the particular type of white cell that is involved. Even though there are many kinds of leukaemia, the early symptoms may be quite alike. This is why it is important to have a diagnosis as quickly as possible. The diagnosis of leukaemia is made by examining the bone marrow and blood under the microscope.

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