"blood cells (normal and leukemia)", by Alan Hoofring (Illustrator). A two-panel drawing of normal blood cells and blood cells with leukemia. Platelets, red blood cells (rbc's), white blood cells (wbc's), plasma (fluid), and blast cells are labeled....
Leukemia is the term for cancers of the blood cells. Your bone marrow makes the cells which will develop into white blood cells, red cell, and platelets. Each type of cell has a various job: White blood cells assist your body battle infection; Red blood cells supply oxygen from your lungs to your body organs and tissues; Platelets assist develop embolisms to stop bleeding. Which type of leukemia you have depends on the blood cell type that becomes cancer and whether it grows promptly or slowly. Leukemia is a cancer that most typically starts in the leukocyte. When leukemia takes place, the body makes a lot of leukocyte that don't work the way they should. There are various cells leukemia begins in and exactly how it grows: Chronic or acute, Acute leukemia grows very rapidly. These are the 4 significant types of leukemia: Acute lymphocytic leukemia; Acute myeloid leukemia; Chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Chronic myeloid leukemia. Rates of new cases are described as incidence rates. Rate of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The new cases rate of leukemia was 14. 1 per 100,000 males and females each year. Life Time Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 1. 5 percent of males and females will be diagnosed with leukemia at some factor throughout their life time, based on 2017-2019 data. Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2019, there were an approximated 472,714 people living with leukemia in the United States. Leukemia represents 3. 2% of all new cancer cases in the U. S.
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