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    Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Acute promyelocytic leukemia, a form of acute myeloid leukemia, is a bone marrow cancer with painful symptoms, that occurs in approximately 1 in 250,000 people of the US. . Normal bone marrow has a steady supply of hematopoietic stem cells that produce helpful cells for the body; red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (“Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Description”). These cells all have specific jobs that they perform and are all vital to the body’s survival. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells protect the body from infection, and platelets help the blood to clot. These important cells are affected in the body of a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia. In acute promyelocytic leukemia, APL, immature white blood cells, called promyelocytes, accumulate in the bone marrow. The overgrowth of promyelocytes leads to a shortage of normal white and red blood cells, and platelets. This causes the patient to have many painful and troublesome symptoms. Patients with APL are prone to experiencing many conditions that may be abnormal for…

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    life. In the small town of Upper Darby, Rhode Island lives a family of four plus Anna. Anna, a thirteen year-old girl, is the “family’s constant,” (Picoult 39). Anna seems to be the one keeping them steady, she never shows her emotions, and she is always giving. Her parents (with the help of a doctor) chose all of Anna’s attributes. They chose her cells, her blood type, and her life. She’s a savior sister, saving her sister life has been her only objective sense birth. Her sister, Kate, has a…

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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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    this merely upon the topic that I chose was so emotional. Other than that, I didn’t have too many problems occurring. My Dad Throughout my life, I have had many a lot of life changing events happen. I don’t like talking about most things that have happened to me a lot. Although, I know that some things are bound to come up in conversation, so I try my best to discuss it with grace. My parents got divorced and remarried when I was young. I also had to grow up dealing with a lot of…

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    L-Asparaginase is a type of enzyme that is used to treat ALL, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, by injecting it as a chemotherapy drug. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia is a type of bone marrow and blood cancer, which occurs commonly in an individual's childhood, but may possibly occur in adults as well. ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control, most likely an increase of immature white blood cells. These white blood cells are called lymphocytes, and the Leukemia acts…

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    HL-60 cells were derived from the blood cell of a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia, which proliferates continuously. They are immortal cells, until they induce differentiation using chemical reagents such as retinoic acid. After differentiation, they are no longer immortal. Retinoic acid is derived from Vitamin A, and can induce granulocytes. We are going to test whether exposure of longer time to retinoic acid will induce greater percent of granulocytic differentiation. To test…

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    Cassandra is a 17 year old female diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She presents to an oncology office in Connecticut with her parents to discuss possible new treatment options and for a routine follow-up visit. Her cancer is so aggressive that your team informs her that she must continue in her chemotherapy. Cassandra’s parents are very understanding and want to continue forth in treatment using chemotherapy. The risk and benefits have been explained to the family. Opportunities for…

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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…

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    the age of two years old was diagnose at a young age with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Acute promyelocytic is define as cancer of the white blood cells. (Google) Her sister Anna Fitzgerald was conceived by means of in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from your…

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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…

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