Just seven months ago my grandma died from Leukemia. She fought Leukemia for four years. On July 30th, 2010 at 3 P.M she died. When she died it felt like my whole world fell apart. My grandma was 70 years old. She lived a long and happy life. I miss her so much. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring her back home. When she died over 750 people came to her funeral.
The day before she died my dad left to go to Bosnia, he thought he would get to see her at least one more time, but he was late.
My grandma was like a second mom to me. Without her here, the whole world seems depopulated, I love her more than anything and hopefully one day I’ll be with her again. Leukemia is a horrible and devastating disease. Throughout this paper Leukemia’s history, description, prevention, treatment and care will b discussed.
Credit for the discovery of Leukemia goes to the accent Greeks in the 4th or 5th century. Later on in 1845 John Hughes Benett officially diagnosed Leukemia. In 1913 four types of of Leukemia were classified. In 1970 it was confirmed that patients could be cured. Cure rates in the 1980’s 1990’s were around 70%.
Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. Bone marrow produces three types of blood. White blood cells; that fight infections, red blood cells; that carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and platelets; that help stop bleeding.
In Leukemia large numbers of abnormal white blood cells multiply, they also stop fighting infctions, the abnormal cells start crowding the normal cells. Leukemia is classified as acture and chronic. They’re also classified by the type of blood cells affected. The most common blood cells are Lymphoid and Myeloid. Each kind of blood cell fights different infections.