Leukemia

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What is Leukemia?
Leukemia is a cancer that starts in the tissue that forms blood.
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Where do most blood cells develop? (Leukemia)
Most cells develop from cells in the bone marrow called stem cells
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What is Bone Marrow? (Leukemia)
Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of most bones
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What job do White blood cells have? (Leukemia)
White blood cells are to fight infection.
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how many types of blood cells are there? (Leukemia)
7
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What is the job of red blood cells? (Leukemia)
Red Blood Cells carry oxygen to tissues throughout the body (eg muscles)
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What are Platelets? (Leukemia)
Platelets are a type of blood cell
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What is the job of a Platelet blood cell? (leukemia)
Platelets help form blood clots that control, bleeding
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What is the function of white blood cells? (Leukemia)
to help fight infection
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What is bone marrow? (Leukemia)
the soft material/tissue in the center of most bones
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what is the name of the type of blood cell that helps blood clot? (Leukemia)
Platelets
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Name two types of white blood cells (Leukemia)
B cells and T cells
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Where do blood cells mature? (Leukemia)
In the one Marrow
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What happens when a person has Leukemia?
Bone Marrow makes abnormal white blood cells called Leukemia cells
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What happens to Leukemia cells which is different to normal cells?
They don't die and therefore overcrowd the normal blood cells
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What is acute Leukemia?
The Leukemia cells can't do any of the work of white normal blood cells. The number of Cells increases rapidly and the type of Leukemia usually worsens quickly
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How is Leukemia usually diagnosed?
Through a blood test
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