Can you go blind if you have Leukemia?
I had a friend who had leukemia and he went blind. I believe they said it was a result of the mediations but then they told him it was a result in optic nerve damage from the leukemia. So I'm not sure what actually caused it and I don't think the doctors knew either. Not sure of this helps.
There are many ways to lose your eyesight. Most blindness is caused by diseases and malnutrition. Glaucoma, cataracts, uveitis, macular degeneration, trachoma, corneal opacity…, and diabetic retinopathy are the most common diseases that cause blindness. Other causes of blindness are injuries, genetic defects, poisioning and self-harm. You can also go blind by staring directly at the sun.
Cancer of the blood, Cancer of the bone marrow
Leukemia (also spelled Leucamia, or leukaemia) is an umbrella term for cancer of the blood-forming tissues or bone marrow, characterized by the production too many blood cells…. While most people associate leukemia with an excessive number of white blood cells, certain forms of the cancer produce too many immature red blood cells. There are four main types: 1. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) 2. Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) 3. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) 4. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) Both forms of myelogenous leukemia are more common in adults; acute lymphocytic leukemia is the most typical form seen in children. ALL, the most common cause of death from disease in children, is characterized by rapidly forming immature red blood cells that have a short life cycle. This causes them to crowd the bone marrow, making it impossible to produce healthy red blood cells. Chronic leukemia, on the other hand, is caused by the slow build up of mature, abnormal blood cells that have a longer-than-normal life span. As a result, the body tends to produce too many new white blood cells. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, the five-year survival rate for all types of leukemia is approximately 54%; survival rates for lymphocytic leukemia is considerably higher than average, particularly in children. Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow, the soft, spongy center of the bone that produces blood cells.
There are various things known to cause leukemia. Exposure to ionizing radiation is one. Another is certain types of viruses. Certain chemicals, including benzene, can cause i…t, and so, it seems, can certain types of chemotherapy. There are certain petrochemicals known to have an effect on it. There is a link below to the section on causes in a Wikipedia article.
You don't get it "at" anywhere. It just happens. You can't get it from someone else. It isn't living dormant in some food,,it is an internal physical change in the bone marrow….
You have a greater risk of developing leukemia if it runs in the family but anyone can get it. It also possible that leukemia can strike you at an early age acute leukemia is …a common forms of leukemia for children. I found an article that explains different kinds of leukemia that maybe could help you understand and come up with an idea how to cure leukemia or better to prevent it earlier. Please see related link.
you get leukemia when there is too many white blood cells
Leukemia definitely does not go away on its own. If you know you have it and don't get treatment for it, you will eventually become very sick, that may lead to death.
Leukemia is Blood Cancer. It can kill you, just like any other cancer, but once you get it, it is very hard to treat.
There was a giraffe and the honey badger didn't give a bologna. And that is how he went blind. Oh yeah, and no, my bananas are not for sale.
Damage to the bone marrow, by way of displacing the normal bone marrow cells with higher numbers of immature white blood cells, results in a lack of blood platelets, which are… important in the blood clotting process. This means people with leukemia may easily become bruised, bleed excessively, or develop pinprick bleeds (petechiae). White blood cells, which are involved in fighting pathogens, may be suppressed or dysfunctional. This could cause the patient's immune system to be unable to fight off a simple infection or to start attacking other body cells. Because leukemia prevents the immune system from working normally, some patients experience frequent infection, ranging from infected tonsils, sores in the mouth, or diarrhea to life-threatening pneumonia or opportunistic infections. Finally, the red blood cell deficiency leads to anemia, which may cause dyspnea and pallor. (Wikipedia) For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.
You must go to a cancer specialist since it is a type of cancer. You will most likely get radiation treatments and hopefully stop it before it can stop you. A lot of times the… patient gets bone marrow transplants unless the leukemia relapses.
I think he was born blind but hes a good rapper
can you go blind in one eye with leukemia for 1.7 years in one day
First, if you have been diagnosed by a trained oncologist (a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment), you are undoubtedly afraid or worried. But the good news is that earl…y detection can often produce a positive outcome. Years ago, leukemia (cancer of the blood cells) was considered almost untreatable, but that is no longer the case. Chemotherapy can be painful and have difficult side effects, but depending on how far along your disease is, it can also lead to a good outcome for you. I enclose a link to a reliable site about the symptoms and treatments for leukemia, and I wish you the best.
You would die