Physical Treatment: The Diagnoses Of Leukemia

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Register to read the introduction… But, with those symptoms they start by doing a full physical exam and feel for swelling in the liver, the spleen, and the lymph nodes under the arms, in the groin, and the neck. The doctor will most likely do blood work to determine the number of mature. The blood tests might show the person has leukemia, but not what type it is. A bone marrow aspiration test might be needed to check for the blood cells that cause leukemia and to see what type of leukemia it is. This test is done by inserting a large needle into the middle of hip bone to get a sample of the yellow spongy marrow. Other tests that may be performed is a spinal tap where you take a sample of the fluid that fills the spaces in and around the brain and spinal cord, so that it can be checked for the cells that cause leukemia. Also, a chest x-rays and special scans can reveal signs of cells other parts of the …show more content…
(The survival rate varies on the type of leukemia.) People with acute lymphoid leukemia such as children have a 90% chance of complete remission, with an 80% five-year survival rate. But with adults it is only 25% to 30% for five years. Acute myeloid leukemia, with proper treatment 70%-80% of people go into remission. About 80% who go into remission will go within a month of induction therapy, but in some patients the disease will come back, and lowering the cure to 40%. Chronic lymphoid leukemia, people with it usually survive nine years, but some have survived as long as 35 years. In stage I or II, remission occurs in about 70% of people treated with chemo, but it always comes back at some point. Chronic myeloid leukemia, depending on the person’s age, the extent of the disease and the treatments used depends on the survival. 60% of people younger than 40 with mild symptoms survive three years after treatment if they have a bone transplant. Only 15% to 25% of those without a transplant live longer than five years. A few people have lived as long as 20 years. Even the few years of experience with imatinib suggest that the drug will improve survival …show more content…
It is estimated that in 2007, 3,800 children will be diagnosed with leukemia throughout the United States, about 2,790 new cases. Leukemia is one of the top 15 most frequently occurring cancers in minority groups. The rates are substantially higher for Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan natives white and Asian/Pacific islander children than for black children. Hispanic children of all races under the age of 20 have the highest rates of leukemia. Occurrence rates for all types of leukemia are higher with males than with

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