Featured Leukemia Articles
Descriptions of Featured Leukemia Articles
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow in which the body produces abnormal white blood cells. This eMedTV article offers an overview of leukemia, including information about types of the disease, its symptoms, and its treatment.
For people with leukemia, symptoms commonly include fevers, night sweats, frequent infections, and fatigue. This eMedTV article describes signs and symptoms of this disease, which may also include bruising easily, weight loss, and headaches.
Causes of Leukemia
The exact causes of leukemia are not yet known. As explained in this eMedTV article, however, researchers have identified risk factors (such as exposure to very high levels of radiation) that increase one's chances of developing leukemia.
In AML, myeloblasts (leukemia cells) are abnormal and do not mature into healthy white blood cells. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail, offering information on possible symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is type of cancer that occurs when too many white blood cells are produced. This eMedTV article offers an overview of CLL, with detailed information on risk factors, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Childhood leukemia is a form of cancer in which blood-forming tissue produces abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV article describes the types of leukemia most common among children, including information about risk factors and symptoms.
Acute leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue and progresses very quickly. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
A doctor may prescribe Cytoxan to treat various types of cancer, such as leukemia and breast cancer. This eMedTV resource lists other types of cancer that can be treated with Cytoxan, explains how the drug works, and offers dosing information.
Chronic leukemia is a slowly developing form of cancer that causes the production of abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV segment discusses types, causes, and symptoms of this form of leukemia, and describes tests used to diagnose the cancer.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia accounts for about 3,800 new cases of leukemia each year. This section of the eMedTV archives describes this type of leukemia, which is the most common type of leukemia in young children but can also affect adults.
Types of Leukemia
As this eMedTV page explains, the four most common types of leukemia include chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia. This article describes these types of the condition in detail.
Rituxan is a drug prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which the bone marrow produces too many white blood cells. This eMedTV article provides an overview this condition, with information on the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Leukemia cells are abnormal cells produced by blood-forming tissue. As this segment of the eMedTV Web site explains, there are two main types of these cells and they cause different symptoms and types of leukemia.
Hairy Cell Leukemia
Hairy cell leukemia occurs when cancer cells develop in the blood and bone marrow. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, tests used to detect the disease, and treatment.
Early Symptoms of Leukemia
Early symptoms of leukemia may include fatigue, fever, and pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs. This eMedTV Web page discusses early symptoms of leukemia in both acute and chronic cases of the cancer.
This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at Gleevec, a chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia, a rare skin cancer, and a type of tumor affecting the GI tract. This article offers information on how this drug works, side effects, dosing, and more.
Tabloid is a chemotherapy drug licensed for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, how it is taken, and side effects that may occur.
Childhood Leukemia Symptoms
As this eMedTV Web page explains, symptoms of childhood leukemia commonly include fatigue, fever, and frequent infections. This article provides a list of symptoms occurring with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
As this eMedTV page explains, treatment options for leukemia may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. This article discusses these and other treatments, and includes information about side effects, second opinions, and clinical trials.