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Facts About Blood

Detailed information on blood, including components of blood, functions of blood cells and common hematology tests

Overview of Leukemias

Detailed overview of leukemia, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Acute Eosinophilic Leukemia

Eosinophilic leukemia is a disorder in which too many white blood cells, known as eosinophils, are produced in the blood, bone marrow, and other tissues of the body.

AIDS-Related Lymphoma in Children

AIDS-related lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in people with AIDS. AIDS is a disease that weakens the immune system and raises the risk for chronic illnesses such as cancer.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

Bone Marrow Biopsy

A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to the lab for microscopic examination.

Lumbar Puncture (LP)

A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedure used to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid for examination and diagnosis of various disorders.

Deciding on Treatment

Managing Side Effects

Fatigue: Management

Fatigue can come and go or stay constant for a while. Fatigue from chemotherapy tends to occur a few days after the treatment, peaks, and then gets better before the next treatment. Fatigue from radiation may not happen right away.

Cancer FAQs

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