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“Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers” (American Cancer Society, 2015).Causes and Risk Factors * Genetic * Inherited Disorder * Down Syndrome * 3rd copy of Chromosome 21 * Klinefelter Syndrome * Males have an extra x chromosome * Inherited Immune System Problems * Ataxia Telangiectasia * Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome * Bloom Syndrome * Having a Sibling with the Cancer * Radiation Exposure | | | What is Leukemia?Leukemia is a cancer that is formed in the white blood cells or in other blood cells in the body. Leukemia can spread throughout the body slowly or very quickly. The Leukemia cells start to over reign the good cells and cause problems in the body. When leukemia spreads through the body quickly then it tends to make organs in the human body not function properly. Support Group Contact Name: American Childhood Cancer OrganizationPhone: 855-858-2226
Address: American Childhood Cancer OrganizationNational Office P.O. Box 498 Kensington MD 20895-0498Web: | | | | | | LEUKEMIA
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TREATMENT OPTIONS * Work Close with the Child’s Primary Care Doctor * Cancer Centers for Children and Teens * Pediatric Oncologist * Uses Chemotherapy * Medication to Treat the Child * Nurses * Social Workers * Rehabilitation Specialist * Stem Cell Transplant * Radiation Therapy * Surgery | | | PREVENTION * There is no known aspects of life to prevent Leukemia. * Parents cannot do anything to help prevent their child from getting this cancer. * The is only one known prevention for this kind of cancer * Prevent getting CT scans and X-Rays while being pregnant and young…...

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