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Pediatric Leukemia

Updated: Monday, Sep 28,2009, 1:42:26 PM
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According to the American Cancer Leukemia is the most common cancer in children. Children with cancer, one in three has leukemia. Created Leukemia starts in the bone marrow, where abnormal white blood cells. These cells are not bad for a margin of healthy blood cells to do their job. If you notice, look for a pediatric leukemia symptoms your child has a doctor immediately. The sooner you start, the doctors, the greater the chances of your child has for survival.

Fever, usually white blood cells help fight infection. And even if children with leukemia has a large number, these cells are abnormal. And we have the same power that fight infection from their normal counterparts. In fact, sometimes these abnormal white blood cells release a chemical that causes the child has a fever.

Anemia, red and white cells in the bone marrow is the soft inner part of bones. Red blood cells are responsible for the implementation of oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. If your child has leukemia, red blood cells are not as fast, because they are white blood cells produced in the role of excessive growth. Thus, there are enough red blood cells, they feel tired and breathless. The tissues of the body is not enough oxygen, a condition known as anemia.

Swollen lymph nodes, lymph nodes are bean-shaped glands in different parts of the body including the neck, armpits and in the key. The filter to remove bacteria and viruses dead body. In children, a swollen lymph node is often a sign that the fight against infection. However, as some forms of leukemia spread to lymph nodes may also be a symptom of pediatric leukemia are classified.

Bruising and bleeding, and again it is an abnormal growth of white blood cells called to account. In this situation, the white blood cells displace platelets, which are formed in the bone marrow. Whenever you have a cut or wound, the platelets form a clot and prevent bleeding constantly. Children with leukemia, the lack of blood platelets, which may be excessive bleeding from small cuts, nosebleeds or bleeding gums on brushing teeth.


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