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  • Leukaemia
    • Causes
      • Blast cells
        • immature white blood cells
          • Increase in blast cells=decrese in red blood cells and platelets
        • Increase in blast cells=decrese in red blood cells and platelets
        • unknown cause
    • Triggers (childhood
      • Genetic disorders
      • Extreme radiation
    • 2-hit theory
      • pre-existing vulnerability
      • Environmental trigger
        • leukaemia
          • pre-existing vulnerability
    • Environmental triggers
      • live near a nuclear power station
      • live near a power line
      • Live near electro magnetic radiation
    • Triggers for acute adult
      • exposure to benzene
      • smoking
      • chemo
      • radiotherapy
      • radiation
      • sun exposure
      • long time on aeroplanes
    • Symptoms
      • Pale
      • Bleeding
      • Bruising
      • Tired
      • Hot
      • swelling
      • ill
      • breathless
      • sweaty
      • weight loss
      • bone and joint pain
      • seizures
      • vomitting
      • blurred vision
      • dizziness
    • Treatment
      • Induction
        • kills the cancerous cells
        • restore blood
        • treat symptoms
        • hospital
      • Chemotherapy
        • injection
        • tablet
        • medication kills cancerous cells
          • still kills healthy cells
        • Side effects
          • hair loss
          • weakness
      • All trans-retonoic acid
        • Medicine
        • matures blast cells
      • Consolidation
        • kills remaining cells
        • regular injections of chemo
        • lasts several months
      • Radiotherapy
        • high doses of controlled radiation
        • prepares for bone marrow transplant
          • used when chemo fails
  • Causes
    • Blast cells
      • immature white blood cells
        • unknown cause

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