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Leukemia what does it mean?
The word leukemia comes from the Greek: White Blood Leukemias are the result of an abnormal development of leukocytes (white blood cells) and their precursors. Leukemia cells look different than normal cells and do not function properly. ...
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How does leukemia effect the skeletal system?
Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects the blood. If the blood is not normal it cannot carry everything it needs to support the muscles and bones therefore leading to deterioration. ...
How does leukemia weaken the immune system?
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and stops the production of healthy B-cells. These deranged, immature cells accumulate in the blood and within organs of the body. They are not able to carry out the normal functions of blood cells. ...
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What does it mean if your white blood cell count is 12000?
The normal range for this blood count is between 4500 to 10,000 white blood cells per microliter. A white blood cell count that is above this range can indicate a medical problem, such as leukemia, ovarian cancer, and sepsis. ...
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What is the medical term meaning cancer of the blood?
Leukemia is the medical term you're looking for. Leukemia LEUKEMIA There are many types of cancers of the blood. Here are the scientific terms for a few: Leukemia Multiple Myeloma (MM) Lymphoma Most cancers of the blood affect the body's immunity by affecting the blood's leukocytes (white blood cells). LEUKEMIA ...
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What is the amount of blood required for a heart transplan a leukemia operation and an operation on the stomach?
Leukemia is a cancer to the blood cells.
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How do you get leukemia?
You get leukemia when abnormal of control to such an extent that normal blood cells are unable to develop. Leukemia starts in the bone marrow---the soft, spongy material inside bones where blood cells develop from stem cells. Leukemia most often affects the white blood cells, which protect the body against infection. The disease begins when normal development of stem cells into white blood cells goes wrong, creating abnormal white blood cells. These white blood cells are immature that they can't fight viruses...