What is leukemia ?

Kimberly Barajas, contributor

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Leukemia is a type of blood cancer caused by the rise of the number in white cells in your body. The way it happens is when your body makes more white cells than it needs. These white cells don’t fight infections the way the normal white cells do. Over time it starts to affect the way your organs work because there are so many.

Leukemia symptoms include:

  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Bruising or bleeding easily
  • Pain in your bones or joints
  • Headaches
  • Seizures

There are different treatments depending on the type of leukemia. The main options will be:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation
  • stem cell transplant
  • surgery

 

Source: Google

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