Different types of Leukemia, its cause and symptoms
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In case of leukemia the bone marrow produces a huge amount of abnormal white blood cells that do not function properly as required. Therefore, it becomes highly dangerous if a person who is suffering from Leukemia also suffers from any infection or disease. The treatment for leukemia is quite successful when it is diagnosed in time. In some cases the treatment can be complex but it usually depends upon the type of leukemia and the stage of it.
Some common symptoms of leukemia:
The symptoms for leukemia vary from person to person as it is associated with several factors such as the type of leukemia, the stage of it and the condition of the patient. Some of the warning signs or symptoms of leukemia may be included as:
- Bone pain
- Muscular pain
- Fever or chills
- Persistent weakness
- Recurrent nose bleeding
- Easy bruising and bleeding of skin
- Excessive sweating
- Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver, or spleen
- Sudden weight loss
- Frequent infections
Different types of leukemia:
There are several types of leukemia some common type of leukemia include:
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia or CLL is a common type of chronic leukemia that is common in adults. In this one may feel fine for years without requirement of any treatment unless the condition becomes worse suddenly.
Acute myelogenous leukemia or AML is the common type of leukemia that affects both children and adults.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML is another type of leukemia that usually affects adults in this the person who is suffering from Chronic myelogenous leukemia usually has few or no symptoms for several months or year. After that they begin to show symptoms as they enter the phase in which the leukemia cells grow rapidly.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL is one of the most common types of leukemia that usually affect young children. Though it can also occur in adults and teenagers.
Cause of leukemia:
The basic cause of leukemia is unknown and one cannot choose and pick the exact reason for it. But according to various researches it is seen that it is likely to develop due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. But it is seen that leukemia occurs when the blood cells go through some mutations in their genetic material or DNA that affects its functioning. These mutations then infect the normal blood cells and their cell cycle gets disturbed and they keep on growing and dividing. It is necessary to identify the symptoms in time so that it can be treated.
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