Acute promyelocytic leukemia

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    When scrolling through Facebook during vacation, I stumbled upon this article claiming that unprecedented steps have been taken to improve cancer therapies. For years, the topic of cancer and the treatments for the disease has always interested me and the astonishing exclamation that “more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials” in the article’s subtitle just seemed to heighten my interest even further. However, this not the only…

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    Acute lymphocytic leukemia What is acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)? An acute lymphocytic leukemia is also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia or if you wanting to know a short way to say this cancer well it's also known as ALL. ALL is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. The bone marrow makes white blood cells which are WBC, red blood cells are RBC, and platelets. The white blood cells or the WBC helps it fight against the infection. The RBC carries out oxygen…

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    This article discusses how non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, may help protect against colorectal cancer. Yet, how much had to be taken, and for how long, to achieve those benefits is still being currently studied. Through some research, I found that African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. There might be a correlation with cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer since they are both high in African Americans. Therefore, the increase…

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    to reflect on their values, understand their disease process and progression, and develop a palliative care plan” (Dahlin, Coyne and Ferrell, 2016, p. 183). I based this assignment on Mrs D., who is an 82-year-old lady and suffers with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is a is a cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells called lymphocytes in the…

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    Dying hair is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations began dying hair through use of plant pigments that many cultures continue to use today. In Western culture, hair dye usage has increased steadily from the 1960s, and is now widely popular, as well as socially accepted. Despite the significant percentage of the human population that uses hair dyes on a regular basis very little research has been done on the effects of the dye on human health (Nohynek…

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    Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Everyone carries cancer cells throughout their body. The human body is programmed to fight off these cancer cells with natural immune defenses. For some, cancer is inevitable and can be brought upon in many different ways. One of the top 10 most common cancers is leukemia (Leukemia, p.1). While all leukemia is cancer of the blood cells, it can come in many different forms such as Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and…

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    Cystic Fibrosis The first childhood disease that I choose to discuss in my Flex Assignment is Cystic Fibrosis, or commonly known as CF for short. CF is and abnormality in the movement of sodium chloride in the body, which causes thick and sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. Symptoms of CF are coughing, continuous lung infections, inability to gain weight, and constant fatigue. Later on in development, a big sign would be slow growth. CF is cause by a gene passing from…

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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…

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    Jordyn Research Paper

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    doctors didn’t think much of it, and they had thought she just had a sports related injury. But after a while of the pain, she was in tears because she felt so bad. After going to many doctors, Jordyn found out she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Acute…

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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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