But experts tell WebMD that the evidence linking insecticides to leukemia in kids remains inconclusive. Leukemia is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.
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My child seems really tired and hasn't been feeling well lately. Only between 2,000 and 3,000 children, primarily between the ages of 3 and 5, are diagnosed with leukemia each year in this country.
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The stage is based on the size of the tumor and how far the cancer has spread. The cancer starts in the bone marrow and quickly spreads to the blood, so leukemia cells are already throughout the body.
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Surgery has a very limited role in treating childhood leukemia. The end of the tube stays just under the skin or sticks out in the chest area or upper arm.
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Although the cause of acute myeloid leukemia is unknown in most patients, several factors are associated with its development. Defects in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair mechanisms also contribute to the development of acute myeloid leukemia.
Your treatment plan will depend on the specific kind of leukemia that you have. A blood test is usually enough to find signs of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Once this change takes place, the leukemia cells no longer mature in a normal way. In most cases, the leukemia cells spill into the bloodstream fairly quickly.
Some children are diagnosed with leukemia during a routine screening. For example, a blood test at a regular checkup uncovers anemia, and the doctor decides to investigate the cause.