LEUKAEMIA.

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What is the definition of Leukaemia?
Cancer of the white blood cells.
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What are the two types of Leukaemia?
1. Acute = Develops over a number of days/weeks. 2. Chronic = Develops over a number of months.
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What are the causes of Leukaemia?
1. Radiation (UV). 2. Smoking. 3. Treatment from cancer. 4. Downs Syndrom. 5. Being over the age of 50.
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What are the symptoms of Leukeamia?
1. Fatigue. 2. Frequent infections. 3. Bruising. 4. Bone and joing pain. 4. Enlarged lymph nodes.
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What treatment is there for Leukaemia?
1. Chemothearpy. 2. Bone marrow transplant. 3. Biological thearpy such as interferon alpha. 4. Sterile environment.
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What are the physical impacts of Leukaemia?
1. Tired. 2. Weight loss. 3. Constant illness. 4. Sore bruising.
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What are the intellectual impacts of Leukaemia?
1. Time off work/school. 2. Gained knowlege of Leukeamia.
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What are the emotional impacts of Leukaemia?
1. Stressed. 2. Anxious about survival. 3. Shock. 4. Anger as to why it happened to them.
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What are the social impacts of Leukaemia?
1. Time off work/school. 2. Support groups. 3. Relationship with practitioners. 4. Placed in a sterile environment (lack of social contact).
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What are the financial impacts of Leukaemia?
1. Time off of work. 2. Reliant on benefits.
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