This is a conversation between two students at Pasadena City College.
Duke's friends who with a sign and symptoms like leukemia have just .
to hospital. Duke is a little worried and uncomfortable about Adult .
Leukemia. At the same time, Jeff presents many valid arguments in favor .
it. Duke presents many medical questions that Jeff answers.
Duke: Hey, Jeff. One of my good friends has just sent to hospital with .
suspect of leukemia, which made me worried and uncomfortable. And there .
many medical questions, such as: what is leukemia, what are the key .
statistics for adult acute leukemia, risk factor, classified, symptoms, .
diagnosed and treated, should be answered.
Jeff: I am so sorry to hear that. And I was just doing a project with .
generally leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. This .
starts in the bone marrow but can then spread to blood, lymph nodes, .
spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs. In contrast, .
types of cancer can start in these organs and then spread to the bone .
or elsewhere. Those cancers are not leukemia. Both children and adults .
Duke: what is the difference between normal blood cells and leukemia .
Jeff: blood cells form in the bone marrow, which is the soft material .
in the .
center of most bones. Most blood cells mature in the bone marrow and .
move into the blood vessels. In people with leukemia, the bone marrow .
produces abnormal white blood cells. The abnormal cells are leukemia .
When they crowd out normal white blood cells, red blood cells, and .
platelets, which makes it hard for blood to do its work.
Duke: Is it only one disease? What are the key statistics for adult .
Jeff: No, it is a complex disease with many different types and .
The leukemia that adult developed is called Adult Acute Leukemia. About .
30,600 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States .