What are the affects of leukemia?
Answers: Leukemia takes lives of children and adults every day but at the same time, in that are many survivors that are in remission and doing very economically. The most common cancer for children and young people is leukemia, and the most adjectives type of leukemia is called either Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). How well a long-suffering does depends on so many different factors including age, cell counts, what type and subtype of leukemia he or she has, the will to struggle, and so many other factors.
on E was diagnosed near a Wilms' Tumour as a newborn, won his battle, and was recently diagnosed beside Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is related to ALL but is still quite different. His cancer is most likely a lower cancer caused by the chemotherapy his first time when he fought Wilms. E somehow passed his screenings he has every 3 months back within October but in the end of November we started to notice he wasn't comparatively himself, and he was diagnosed December 19th.
There are lots of symptoms of leukemia but each individual is different. Some display some symptoms while others display other ones. There's no actual tumour as in other cancer but leukemia is a cancer of the cells that create blood cells. E had a cold within November that he just couldn't kick. We took him to the doctor and he was given an antibiotic. He get a little better but as soon as he finished the antibiotic he got sick again. He usually has a couple bruises here and here since he is a 2 year old. His walking was greatly affected from one of the drugs within his first chemo cocktail so he trips and falls pretty often. But the bruising he had was more than usual - he bruised at the slightest bump. That's when we really know something was wrong and took him to the doctor again. Once he was diagnosed we found out that his spleen and liver were enlarged - also symptoms of leukemia. Due to the extent of enlargement of his spleen, he have it removed after a round of chemotherapy. So far he has had 3 strong doses of chemo and 1 consolidation round and he's labeled as being surrounded by remission! He still has 4-6 rounds of consolidation chemo left just to net sure all of the cancerous cells are gone.
A leukemia diagnosis is absolutely not a death sentence. It's treatable but you have to save in mind that it does take lives. I know many children and adults that own gone on to live completely normal lives after getting their No Evidence of Disease (NED) status. Sometimes a patient does relapse but it is absolutely possible that he or she can make remission and eventually NED status.
I hope this helped you out some. If you have any more questions quality free to email me (crazycanuckj(a)yahoo.ca) or IM me (crazycanuckj). Source(s): My 2 year old son is a warrior who beat a Wilms' Tumour and is currently battling Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
Best wishes and good luck.