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Leukemia is a blood cancer that causes

unusual blood cells to be abundantly


produced in the bone marrow and enter
the bloodstream. It affects an estimated
number of 287,963 people in the U.S.
currently. Every 4 minutes, someone
is diagnosed with blood cancer.
Leukemia Project
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By Angelina Prakash, Ella Ratliff, and Rori Carlin
Science
Cancer in bone marrow
2 types: acute--children,
chronic--adults
Acute (rapid, white
cells/lymphocytes)
Chronic (slower, 2-3% of
children)
http://images.wisegeek.com/normal-blood-and-leukemia.jpg
Size -- Growing or Decreasing?
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/leukaemia/survival/leukaemia-survival-statistics
Currently
287,963 +
growing (getting
better)
48,610 new
cases, 23,720
deaths
Statistics
Leukemia - 9% of all
cancer cases
Leukemia - Most
common type of cancer
in children
About 1,545 children
die from it each year
http://www.envirohealthpolicy.net/kidstest/graphs/pie%20chart%20types%20of%20childhood%20cancer.
JPG
Causes
Malfunction in creation
of white blood cells
Environmental and
genetic factors
Effects
Red, white, & platelets
eventually die
Leukemia blood cells
dont die
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Acute_leukemia-ALL.
jpg
Symptoms
Infections (white blood
cells)
Excessive Bleeding
(platelets)
Weakness bones/joints
(red blood cells)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Symptoms_of_leukemia.png
Author - Mikael Hggstrm
Getting Worse or Better?
Leukemia is 9% of all
cancer cases in 2013.
Increasing number of
cases.

Reduced amount of
deaths
Why Should We Care?
Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with
blood cancer. That equals 360 per day
Anyone of your family member is the risk of
getting Leukemia.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in
children.
287,963 people are currently battling
Leukemia.
http://www.physio-pedia.com/images/4/40/Child.jpg
Acknowledgements
Ms. Cerni
Mrs. Oefinger
Parents
Internet
Thank you to
Bibliography
Works Cited
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"Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: MedlinePlus." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 07
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"High-dose Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplant for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia." High-dose Chemotherapy and Stem Cell
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