Leukaemia

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  • Symptoms
    • Night sweats
    • Loss of appetite/weight loss
    • Fever/Chills
    • Leukaemia
      • Environmental Causes
        • Children being around parents who smoke, during pregnancy or afterwards when the child is still very young
        • Mothers having children who were still working in a painting or textiles environment whilst pregnant
        • Mothers being exposed to solvents, paints and motor-vehicles (petrol) whilst being pregnant
        • Exposure to radon (radioactive gas)
        • Exposure to the radiation from nuclear power-stations and power-plants
      • Medical Causes
        • Conditions caused by abnormal chromosomes, such as down-syndrome
        • Inheritance
        • Having a gene change (mutation) known as the Philadelphia change
          • Very high levels of white blood cells
      • Similarities
        • Leukaemia and testicular cancer both have the same fatigues/weakness symptom
        • The exposure to smoke is an environmental cause for leukaemia, breast, bowel and testicular cancer
        • Inheritance is a medical cause for all of the different cancer types
    • Bone/joint pain
    • Abdominal pain
    • Frequent infections
    • Easy bruising or bleeding
    • Petechiae (red spots under the skin)

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