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  1. page 5. Treatment edited ... AML is the most severe form of leukemia that affects adults in the United States. AML tumors m…
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    AML is the most severe form of leukemia that affects adults in the United States. AML tumors metastasize extremely rapidly, and thus usually require rapid and intensive chemotherapic treatment. By the time AML is diagnosed - usually through blood tests - the disease has usually spread throughout the body. During chemotherapy, high doses of cytarabine and anthracycline (two powerful chemotherapy drugs) are used for the initial phase of treatment. The goal of the initial stage of treatment is to reduce the number of cancer cells in the body to an undetectable level. During the second phase of treatment, known as consolidation, patients will undergo an additional 3 - 5 sessions of chemotherapy in order to destroy most of the tumor cells located in the bone marrow, and thus prevent a relapse. AML requires treatment much more severe than treatment prescribed for other forms of adult leukemia.
    Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
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    CML, or chronic myelogenous leukemia, was previously only treatable with chemotherapy or a combination of various anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids - treatments that came with significant side effects. In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration approved Gleevec - an orally administered drug with minimal side effects that successfully killed CML tumor cells during clinical tests. Gleevec is now the preferred and most effective treatment of CML. 90% of CML patients can keep leukemia in remission for at least 5-10 years with Gleevec, changing CML from a fatal cancer into an annoying yet manageable disease. During independent studies, Gleevec regimens have demonstrated clear-cut superiority over the previous method of treatment, as well as a lower patient resistance rate and few side effects.
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Friday, March 19

  1. page 7. Additional Links edited ... USA TODAY - An Ohio woman who dropped her health insurance because of rising premiums - and wh…
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    USA TODAY - An Ohio woman who dropped her health insurance because of rising premiums - and whose story has been cited by the White House - has leukemia...
    BioSante Announces Positive Leukemia Vaccine Results
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    MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ADULT LEUKEMIA
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    In The Blood - Leukemia. Performed by Various Artists. Independent Distributor, 2010. Slide Program.
    "Adult Leukemia." Marshall Cavendish Digital. Marshall Cavendish, 05 June 2004. Web. <http://marshallcavendishdigital.com/info/article/leukemiaadult>.
    "Blood Clue May Predict Adult Leukemia - Cancer Information (Cancers, Symptoms, Treatment) on MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet.com. Web. 19 Mar. 2010. <http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=97655>.
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  3. page 8. Bibliography edited ... - This was where I obtained all my photographs, free of copyright. In The Blood - Leukemia. P…
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    - This was where I obtained all my photographs, free of copyright.
    In The Blood - Leukemia. Performed by Various Artists. Independent Distributor, 2010. Slide Program.
    "Adult Leukemia." Marshall Cavendish Digital. Marshall Cavendish, 05 June 2004. Web. <http://marshallcavendishdigital.com/info/article/leukemiaadult>.
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    Everystockphoto - Searching Free Photos. Web. 19 Mar. 2010. <http://www.everystockphoto.com>.
    - This was where I obtained all my photographs, free of copyright.
    In The Blood - Leukemia. Performed by Various Artists. Independent Distributor, 2010. Slide Program.

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  5. page home edited ... Leukemia is quite unlike other cancers. Although a host of carcinogens are known to increase t…
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    Leukemia is quite unlike other cancers. Although a host of carcinogens are known to increase the risk of contracting leukemia, it is still a largely genetic disease. No main or known cause for all the different types of leukemia exist.
    This website, LeukemiaforAdults, was created with the express goal of educating the public about adult leukemia. Detection methods, common symptoms, treatment methods, and general information about leukemia are presented here. On the next few pages, you will know everything you need to know about one of the world's most virulent yet mystifying cancers.
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  6. page 1. Introduction edited ... Leukemia occurs when the cells of the bone marrow, (known as hematopoietic tissue) begin multi…
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    Leukemia occurs when the cells of the bone marrow, (known as hematopoietic tissue) begin multiplying uncontrollably and produce large amounts of white blood cells (known as lymphocytes). Because the white blood cells multiply out of control and are a drain on resources, they are cancerous. The lymphocytes produced during leukemia are abnormal - they are immature and cannot perform their functions properly.
    There are four main types of leukemia: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, and chronic myelogenous leukemia. Of these types, the latter three infect adults (ages 20+) almost exclusively, with less than 5% of diagnosed cases being children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia only affects children.
    {Peripheral_blood_smear_showing_chronic_lymphocytic_leukemia.jpg} {http://www.microscopyu.com/staticgallery/pathology/images/cll40x03.jpg} (Acute Leukemia) (Chronic Leukemia)Acute leukemia {http://www.microscopyu.com/staticgallery/pathology/images/cll40x03.jpg} Chronic leukemia
    In acute leukemia, a large number of severely immature and abnormal lymphocytes(known as blastocytes) are produced at a rapid and tremendous rate by the bone marrow. Acute leukemia spreads incredibly quickly, and requires rapid hospitalization and treatment.
    In chronic leukemia, the affected bone marrow produces various types of immature white blood cells (not just lymphocytes) at a rate that is slower than acute leukemia, but still abnormally fast. Treatment is often delayed until the disease has progressed sufficiently, in order to kill as many immature cells as possible.
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  7. page 1. Introduction edited ... Myelogenous cancer affects the red marrow, where other types of blood cells are made. Leukemi…
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    Myelogenous cancer affects the red marrow, where other types of blood cells are made.
    Leukemia is an especially virulent cancer. Because the abnormal white blood cells travel through the lymphatic system - an extensive network of vessels that carry lymph around the body - malignant leukemia can quickly spread to ALL parts of the body through metastasis** if not treated quickly - making the survival rate of metastized, advanced leukemia extremely low.
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    travel all across the body. This means that malignanat leukemia can spread throughoutaround the body very rapidly.
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  8. page home edited ... Leukemia is quite unlike other cancers. Although a host of carcinogens are known to increase t…
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    Leukemia is quite unlike other cancers. Although a host of carcinogens are known to increase the risk of contracting leukemia, it is still a largely genetic disease. No main or known cause for all the different types of leukemia exist.
    This website, LeukemiaforAdults, was created with the express goal of educating the public about adult leukemia. Detection methods, common symptoms, treatment methods, and general information about leukemia are presented here. On the next few pages, you will know everything you need to know about one of the world's most virulent yet mystifying cancers.
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    {http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/rattler/46/images/IDEAL.JPG} Normal {http://ad2004.com/Biblecodes/matimages/leukemia.gif}Blood Sample {http://ad2004.com/Biblecodes/matimages/leukemia.gif} A diagram
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