Leukaemia

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What is leukaemia?
Cancer of the white blood cells.
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What are the two types of leukaemia?
Chronic and acute
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What is the difference between chronic and acute leukaemia?
Chronis progresses slowly over the course of many years whereas actue develops quickly
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What are the symptoms of leukaemia?
Swollen spleen, unexplained weight loss, tiredness, breathlessness, weakness, repeated infections over a short space of time, swollen lymph nodes, easily bruised skin, pale skin, excessive sweating, bone and joint pain
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What can cause leukaemia?
Smoking, radiation exposure, genetics, past chemotherapy, mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy
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How is it treated?
Bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant, block protein that helps stimulates growth of cancer, chemotherapy tablets or through vein, radiotherapy
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