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Oncology-Cancers of the Blood-Alison Miles

Leukemia any malignant blood disorder in which leukocytes (WBC), usually in an immature form, proliferate (grow) unregulated; often with decreased erythrocytes (RBC) and platelets
4 Types of Leukemia ALL, CLL, AML, CML
ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) onset usually younger than 5, rarely over 15; increased lymphocytes, decrease RBC and platelets
CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) onset older than 40; increased lymphocytes, normal or low RBC and platelets; most common type in adults
AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) all age ranges; decrease in myeloid formed cells (monocytes, granulocytes, RBC and platelets)
CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) onset older than 20, increasing with age; genetic link, same as AML but greater number of normal cells
Leukemia signs and symptoms fatigue from anemia (low RBC, tired, pale, fragile, cold, low o2); infections (low/immature WBC); bruising (low platelets); spleen & lymph enlargement (from infection); nose bleeding, mouth and GI tract (low platelets)
Leukemia treatment chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant
Multiple Myeloma malignancy involving plasma cells or B-lymphocyte cells in the bone marrow; poor prognosis w/estimated survival of 1-5 years
Multiple Myeloma treated by steroids/chemo, bone marrow transplants; treatment doesn't cure, but prolongs life
Multiple Myeloma Pathophysiology osteoclast breaks down bone cells, abnormal plasma cells release osteoclast, release proteins that damage kidneys and reduce production of antibodies
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