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Leukemia: Cause of Death of Francis M
« on: March 06, 2009, 10:47:32 PM »
I wonder how did Francis Magalona acquire this disease. Anyone can share info regarding this?

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Re: Leukemia: Cause of Death of Francis M
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 11:00:00 PM »
as far as i know.. maraming causes that lead to leukemia... either you were exposed to harmful radiation, exposed to chemicals like yung mga baygon, and mosquito repellant, at marami pang iba..

hindi agad nag mamanifest ang mga symptoms ng may leukemia.. normally it takes time... tulad nung nangyari kay francis m... balita ko last year lang nya na discover na may leukemia sya diba..

normally nalalaman yun through a series of blood tests...



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Re: Leukemia: Cause of Death of Francis M
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 11:06:29 PM »
Studies have found the following risk factors for leukemia:

Very high levels of radiation — People exposed to very high levels of radiation are much more likely than others to develop leukemia. Very high levels of radiation have been caused by atomic bomb explosions (such as those in Japan during World War II) and nuclear power plant accidents (such as the Chernobyl [also called Chornobyl] accident in 1986).

Medical treatment that uses radiation can be another source of high-level exposure. Radiation used for diagnosis, however, exposes people to much lower levels of radiation and is not linked to leukemia.

Working with certain chemicals — Exposure to high levels of benzene in the workplace can cause leukemia. Benzene is used widely in the chemical industry. Formaldehyde is also used by the chemical industry. Workers exposed to formaldehyde also may be at greater risk of leukemia.

Chemotherapy — Cancer patients treated with certain cancer-fighting drugs sometimes later develop leukemia. For example, drugs known as alkylating agents are associated with the development of leukemia many years later.

Down syndrome and certain other genetic diseases — Some diseases caused by abnormal chromosomes may increase the risk of leukemia.

Human T-cell leukemia virus-I (HTLV-I) — This virus causes a rare type of chronic lymphocytic leukemia known as human T-cell leukemia. However, leukemia does not appear to be contagious.
Myelodysplastic syndrome — People with this blood disease are at increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia.

credits: http://www.cancercompass.com/leukemia-information/causes-and-risk-factors.htm


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Re: Leukemia: Cause of Death of Francis M
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 10:16:28 AM »
according to wikipedia...


Damage to the bone marrow, by way of displacing the normal bone marrow cells with higher numbers of immature white blood cells, results in a lack of blood platelets, which are important in the blood clotting process. This means people with leukemia may easily become bruised, bleed excessively, or develop pinprick bleeds (petechiae).

White blood cells, which are involved in fighting pathogens, may be suppressed or dysfunctional. This could cause the patient's immune system to be unable to fight off a simple infection or to start attacking other body cells. Because leukemia prevents the immune system from working normally, some patients experience frequent infection, ranging from infected tonsils, sores in the mouth, or diarrhea to life-threatening pneumonia or opportunistic infections.

Finally, the red blood cell deficiency leads to anemia, which may cause dyspnea and pallor.

Some patients experience other symptoms. These symptoms might include feeling sick, such as having fevers, chills, night sweats and other flu-like symptoms, or feeling fatigued. Some patients experience nausea or a feeling of fullness due to an enlarged liver and spleen; this can result in unintentional weight loss. If the leukemic cells invade the central nervous system, then neurological symptoms (notably headaches) can occur.

All symptoms associated with leukemia can be attributed to other diseases. Consequently, leukemia is always diagnosed through medical tests.

The word leukemia, which means 'white blood', is derived from the disease's namesake high white blood cell counts that most leukemia patients have before treatment. The high number of white blood cells are apparent when a blood sample is viewed under a microscope. Frequently, these Please read and comply to forum guidelines. Thank you. white blood cells are immature or dysfunctional. The excessive number of cells can also interfere with the level of other cells, causing a harmful imbalance in the blood count.

Some leukemia patients do not have high white blood cell counts visible during a regular blood count. This less-common condition is called aleukemia. The bone marrow still contains cancerous white blood cells which disrupt the normal production of blood cells. However, the leukemic cells are staying in the marrow instead of entering the bloodstream, where they would be visible in a blood test. For an aleukemic patient, the white blood cell counts in the bloodstream can be normal or low. Aleukemia can occur in any of the four major types of leukemia, and is particularly common in hairy cell leukemia.

yung nangyari kay francis m... baka siguro dahil sa pag expose sa mga harmful elements kaya sya nagkaroon nun...



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Re: Leukemia: Cause of Death of Francis M
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 12:53:10 AM »
when a person is anemic, will that lead to leukemia?

what shld be done? and where to get such minerals?

 

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