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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Leukemia is cancer of the blood or
bone marrow (which produces blood cells). A person who has leukemia
suffers from an abnormal production of blood cells, generally leukocytes
(white blood cells). The DNA of immature blood cells, mainly white cells, becomes damaged in
some way. This abnormality causes the blood cells to grow and divide
chaotically. Normal blood cells die after a while and are replaced by
new cells which are produced in the bone marrow. The abnormal blood
cells do not die so easily, and accumulate, occupying more and more
space. As more and more space is occupied by these faulty blood cells
there is less and less space for the normal cells - and the sufferer
becomes ill. Quite simply, the bad cells crowd out the good cells in the
Symptoms:Blood clotting is poor,Affected immune system,Anemia, Patients may also experience nausea, fever, chills, night sweats, flu-like symptoms, and tiredness.