As you get older and decide that you’re ready to have children everything comes to mind how the baby going to look whose eyes their going to have and whose features their going to have to most. Everything except one thing you never think once about your child could ever be diagnosed with any disease or disorder. When I was younger my best friend was diagnose with Leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones. Bone marrow is where blood cells are made (Arthur Schoenstadt).
It causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream. In time, the abnormal blood cells may crowd out normal white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets, which make it hard for blood to do its work. Treatment options for leukemia can include chemotherapy, other drug therapy, and biological therapy (1). You can be any age and have Leukemia. It occurs in all ages’ young, middle, and old, males and females. My friend was only in the 5th grade when the doctors diagnosed her with it. In the United States there are about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children that are diagnosed with Leukemia each year (Arthur Schoenstadt).
Leukemia is grouped by how fast the disease is developed. There are four main types of leukemia this include: acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), and chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML) (Benjamin). Acute leukemia means that the blood cells are abnormal, the blood cells cannot do their job, and the number of abnormal cells increases quickly. This form of leukemia gets worse more quickly than chronic would. Lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia affects white blood cells called lymphocytes. Myelogenous leukemia affects white blood cells called myelocytes (Baker). Most cases occur in older adults around the age of sixty five. Leukemia affects more than ten times as many adults as...