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Leukemia

Leukemia

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Published by: rexale ria on Sep 17, 2010
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What is Leukemia?
0Leukemia is cancer of the blood and develops in the
bone marrow.
0It is a group of malignant diseases in which normal
bone marrow elements are replaced by abnormal
immature lymphocytes.
0The term leukemia refers to cancers of the white
blood cells, which are also referred to asle u ko cy te s
orWBCs.
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Who is affected by Leukemia?
0Mostly children under 15 years old.
0acquired genetic diseases.
0Factors such as exposure to:
0certain viruses

0environmental factors
0chemical exposures
0infections have been associated with

damage to the immune system.
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What causes leukemia in children?

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