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    Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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    Various risk factors have been associated with each type of Leukemia. The chance of developing Acute Myeloid Leukemia is increased by smoking. It is widely known that smoking can cause cancers of the mouth, throat, and lungs; however, cancer-causing substances can also be absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs and travel to other parts of the body. Other risk factors for AML include exposure to: certain chemicals such as benzene and possibly formaldehyde, certain chemotherapy drugs with which the risk increase peaks years after treatment, and radiation. Certain blood disorders including chronic myeloproliferative disorders also increase the risk of developing AML. Additional risk factors include genetic syndromes that are caused by…

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    The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood (“Major Functions,” n.d.). Leukemia is a malignant cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects this system and involves an abnormal growth of white blood cells (McGlaufin, Munger, and Nelson, 2015). Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a subtype of this disease and is most common in older adults, specifically males 65 and older (Turbeville, 2014). In AML, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, red blood…

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    Cancer is a topic that pops up a lot within our closely knit society. This disorder affects many lives and many are worried about how it will it affect theirs. Sadly, not many know the effects the different types can have, especially with acute myeloid leukemia. But through the process of cancer awareness projects, such as charity events or Pre-AP Biology essays, we can become better at detecting, ending, and preventing the the many subsets of the disorder known as cancer. Acute myeloid…

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    Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is generally addressed by a chemotherapy regimen, however, this method of treatment is highly nonspecific and a relapse of the disease occurs in a majority of patients. Due to the nonspecific nature of the chemotherapy drug, it is hypothesized that chemotherapy temporarily solves the problem and fails to completely eliminate the the cancer stem cells, which harbor the potential for self-renewal and continuous proliferation. This has lead to the need for a better drug…

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    Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the most common form of leukemia in adults, roughly 20,800 individuals are diagnosed each year, leading to the lowest survival rate of all of the classes of leukemias. It is a classification of cancer of the blood and the bone marrow (the soft fatty material in the cavities of bones, where blood cells are constructed). The average age for this type of leukemia is 65 years or older, and is also more common in males rather than females. Acute Myeloid Leukemia is…

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    • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow and the blood. It disrupts the normal bodily production of the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. • Acute simply means it is fast growing, therefore fatal if not treated quickly. Myeloid refers to the lineage it comes from. As for AML, it is from the myeloid lineage. And lastly leukemia is the disease of the cancer of the blood cells from the bone marrow. AML are caused by various factors but…

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    Nutritional Intervention

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    Surgical Interventions Surgery has a very limited role in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Because leukemia cells are spread widely throughout the bone marrow and blood, it’s not possible to cure this type of cancer with surgery. On rare occasions, an isolated tumor of leukemia cells (known as a granulocytic sarcoma or a chloroma) may be treated with surgery (Leukemia - Acute Myeloid (AML), 2016). c. Nutritional Intervention Maintaining healthy body weight helps patient to tolerate…

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    Promyelocytic leukemia is a type of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the white blood cells caused by a translocation between chromosomes 15 and 17. Promyelocytic leukemia is shown to cause symptoms of fatigue, easy bruising and bleeding and abdominal discomfort due to enlargement of the spleen. [1] The median age for this disease is approximately 30–40 years old. [2] This is a fast-growing type of leukemia which is a chronic illness. In My Sister’s Keeper, a 2009 film based on the…

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