Hi! My name is Ted. When I was 25 I had leukemia cancer.
Leukemia happens when there is an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the tissues and often in the blood.
Leukemia starts in the soft, inner part of the bones, and often moves quickly into your blood. It can then spread to other parts of your body, such as the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs.
Symptoms - A lot of severe infections - Losing weight without trying - Easy bleeding or bruising - Excessive sweating, especially at night - Bone pain or tenderness etc.
Since cancer is a noncommunicable disease, you can not get it from anyone else and the only thing that you can do to try to prevent leukemia is stay healthy No drugs!
The treatment depends on severity. For slow-growing leukemia, treatment may include monitoring. For aggressive leukemia, treatment includes chemotherapy and cell transplant.