A type of cancer which generally begins in the bone marrow and results in the abnormal growth of the white blood cells is known as Leukemia. It can result in pain in the bones, swollen lymph nodes, fevers, weakness, severe bleeding, weight loss and frequent infections. Although the root cause is unknown, it is known to be initiated by several environmental and genetic factors. A biopsy or a blood test helps in identifying and confirming this condition in a person. Several therapies and bone marrow transplant help in treating this condition in an affected person.
HOW IS LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
2,65,000 people died in 2012 due to leukemia, globally.