Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells.
This is due to the increase in white blood cells in the body.
They stuff out the red blood cells and platelets that your body needs to stay healthy.
The reason it’s considered problem is because the excess/ extra white blood cells do not work correctly.
Before we go deep, lets first know the types of blood cells we have;
• Red blood cells – carries oxygen
• White blood cells – combats
• Platelets – helps the blood to clot
On the norm, your body makes more red blood cells than any other.
But in the case of leukemia, your body makes more white blood cells than expected.
The Two White Blood Cells We Have
• Lymphoid cells
• Myeloid cells
And leukemia can occur in any of them. WebMD
Types of Leukemia
• Chronic and Acute Leukemia
• Lymphocytic and myelogenous Leukemia
• Acute lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
• Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
• Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
• Chronic myelogenous (ML)
Leukemia ensues when the immature blood cells, most especially white blood cells are managed.
This results to continuous increase and divide in the blood cells, so that they become too many.
Healthy blood cells usually don’t stay too long in the body, but die, and are replaced by new active cells, that are produced in the blood cells.
The abnormal cells on the other hand, don’t die, hindering the peaceful growth of the healthy white blood cells, there by stuffing out the space in the blood.
In short, the bad cells crowd the good cells.
• Always tired
• Contacting infection easily and frequently
• Loss of weight
• Poor blood clotting
• Others symptoms like nausea, night sweat, flu-like symptoms and bone pain.
• Targeted therapy
• Interferon therapy
• Stem cells implantation see MedicalNewstoday