Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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    Dreams Crushed Fortunately, we are lucky enough to not have to deal with life threatening conditions. We can pursuit our dreams without traffic and are able to do what we want when we want. Imagine having something in your way and you're not able to attempt to pursuit your dreams. For some people that is their case and aren't able to chase their futures. Some kids are dealing with life threatening medical conditions so they don't get the privilege we do. My pal Carl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is facing that problem right now. (Make-a-Wish) Carl is a young boy at the age of 11 and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (Make-a-Wish)This is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Even when he was diagnosed with this type of cancer it didn’t stop him from attempting to shoot for his…

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    There are thousands of children diagnosed with malignancies each year, with leukemia being the most common (London et al., 2014). Leukemia is a cancer that affects the child’s body by increasing the number of atypical white blood cells (London et al., 2014). Leukemia is differentiated into different types based on the change that is has on the blood cells (London et al., 2014). These different types include acute myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, with acute lymphoblastic…

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    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignant disorder affecting children and adults, peaking between the ages of 2 and 5 years old then rising slowly after the age of 50 (Pui, Robison, & Look, 2008). While effective treatments have raised the cure rate to over 80%, ALL remains the second leading cause of death from cancer in children (Mullighan et al., 2009). There are about 6,250 new cases of ALL with about 1,450 deaths, mainly affecting more males than females and more whites than African…

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    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, known as ALL, is a type of cancer of the bone marrow and blood. This type of cancer develops quickly without treatment and does not have a precise cause. Signs and symptoms to look at for are: aches in the arms, legs or back, bruises for no exact reason, enlarged lymph nodes, fever without an obvious source or a lasting, low-grade fever, headaches, pale skin, pinhead-size red spots under the skin (called petechiae), prolonged bleeding from minor cuts, shortness of…

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    Leukemia Leukemia is a dangerous cancer. The experts cannot find the cause for this deadly cancer. There are different types of leukemia. This paper will be discussing what leukemia is, the different types and what the symptoms of some of them are. Leukemia is known to be the cancer of the blood. It starts in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is where blood cells are made. Erythrocytes (red blood cells) carry oxygen to all parts of your body. Leukocytes (white blood cells) help the body fight…

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    The Genetic Effects on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Following the American Psychological Association Guidelines Christina Taylor Baker University October 7, 2015 Pathophysiology: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) contains malignant cells that are lymphoid precursor cells, also known as lymphoblasts. During the early development of these cells, they experience an interruption of their cell development. This is usually due to an abnormal gene expression, mostly caused by chromosomal…

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    Six year old Estella was ecstatic to hear that she landed the role as Rapunzel in her school’s annual play. She dedicated herself to growing out her blonde hair until it extended down to her hips. During rehearsal, Estella tripped over a small prop, resulting to a small cut which bled excessively and uncontrollably. The very next day Estella combed her hair and noticed numerous strands of her long sleek hair falling out. Her bald spots became visible and she eventually had to shave off all her…

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    Mia Bento Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Mia Bento, a five year old girl, was suffering from lymphoblastic leukemia cancer. When Mia first noticed that she was having foot pains for several months, her mom took her to a Pediatrician where he discovered bad results in Mia’s blood test. Mia was eventually sent to the emergency room. When she got to the emergency room, her temperature rose as soon as she got into the hospital. Mia was immediately diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia…

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    is actually much worse than that. The parents have just found out that their little child has pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Instantly the question “Will my child die?” fills their minds. The parents can hardly speak because they are filled with shock. Then they began to wonder how they are going to pay for all of the expenses that come with treating the child’s cancer. Thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, no family has to worry about those problems. All they have to worry…

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    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood that is common in young children is currently incurable and has a high relapse rate amongst children (between the ages of 1-15 years), specifically boys. To elaborate, this disease is the cancer of white blood cells (WBCs) in which the body (depending on the type of ALL) over produces an abundance of immature lymphocytes in the bone marrow altering the immune system (i.e. the immune system becomes susceptible to infections, improper…

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