Thursday, June 21, 2018


leukemia -

Leukemia; in Greek leukos λευκός, "white"; aima αίμα, "blood"), or more commonly known as blood cancer, is a disease in the classification of cancer (medical term: neoplasm) in blood or bone marrow characterized by abnormal propagation or malignant transformation of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow and Lymphoid tissue, commonly occurs in leukocytes (white blood cells).

Normal cells in the bone marrow are replaced by abnormal or abnormal cells. These abnormal cells come out of the marrow and can be found in peripheral blood or peripheral blood. Leukemia cells affect hematopoiesis or the process of formation of normal blood cells and immunity of the patient.

The word leukemia means white blood, because the patient found many white blood cells before being given therapy. White blood cells that appear to be a lot of young cells, such as promielosit. This increasing number can disrupt the normal functioning of other cells.

In 2000, there were about 256,000 children and adults worldwide suffering from leukemia, and 209,000 of them died from the disease. Almost 90% of all diagnosed patients were adults.