How does Leukemia start?
How leukemia begins depends in part on the type of leukemia present. All cancers involve an abnormal cell in the body which begins to multiple rapidly, crowding out the normal cells with immature cancerous cells. With leukemia, this abnormal cell growth is specific to bone marrow cells, but can differ a little as to which type. In lymphocytic leukemia, the bone marrow cells that are supposed to form the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, are affected. In myelogenous leukemia, the bone marrow cells responsible for forming the red blood cells, platelets, and certain other types of white blood cells are affected. Basically, leukemia starts when abnormal cells in the bone marrow start to proliferate.
Leukemia, like any other cancer starts in the DNA. Some mutation of the DNA causes physical changes in the bone marrow producing one of the many types of Leukemia. There are actually a few types of Leukemia that are so slow growing that people live their entire lives without it being diagnosed and most often die of something else.
The ICD9 code for unspecified blood cancer (leukemia) is 208, "Leukemia of unspecified cell type". The specific leukemias have codes from 204-207, i.e.: (204) Lymphoid leukemia (204.0) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (204.1) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (205) Myeloid leukemia (205.0) Acute myelogenous leukemia (205.1) Chronic myelogenous leukemia (206) Monocytic leukemia (207) Other specified leukemia (207.0) Acute erythremia and erythroleukemia (207.1) Chronic erythremia (207.2) Megakaryocytic leukemia
Leukemia is a tough run. Hopefully you have found a good Doctor that you can trust. When leukemia set in and as the balst percentage and White count begin to climb you will start some treatment with Chemotherpy and radiation. Some things that will happen as yoour leukemia grows is: Lower blood counts (read and platelets) Brusing weak feeling of feeling tired all the time Nose Bleeds and Many more Please take care
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…
Chronic Leukemia's in chronic leukemia, the leukemia cells come from mature, abnormal cells. The cells thrive for too long and accumulate. The cells grow slowly. Acute Leukemia's acute leukemia, on the other hand, develops from early cells, called "blasts". Blasts are young cells that divide frequently. In acute leukemia cells, they don't stop dividing like their normal counterparts do. The remaining two types refer to the type of cells in which the leukemia started from…
Leukemia is the common name for several types of cancer of the blood. There is more specific terminology that describes the specific type of leukemia a person has. There are more than a dozen variations, but the four most common are: # Acute Myelogenous (granulocytic) Leukemia (AML) # Chronic Myelogenous (granulocytic) Leukemia (CML) # Acute Lymphocytic (lymphoblastic) Leukemia (ALL) # Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Leukemia is a type of white blood cell cancer. It begins in the marrow and the white cell numbers become very large and abnormal. Fewer red blood cells are made than should be. The name actually means "white blood" because of this. A person will have problems with clotting and carrying oxygen as those blood cells types are very low.