Other organ systems that is also affected by ALL is the respiratory system because if the healthy blood cannot travel through the clogged blood vessels, then it won’t be able to get the oxygen from the lungs and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. That will make you cells that need those nutrients die and you probably will barely or maybe not even able to breathe.
What are the major organs affected by ALL?
A major organ that is affected by ALL is your lymph node. A lymph node is “A small bean-shaped structure that is part of the body's immune system. Lymph nodes filter substances that travel through the lymphatic fluid, and they contain lymphocytes (white blood cells) that help the body fight infection and disease”4 (Cancer.gov). When leukemia cells spread to your lymph nodes, it makes it swollen. Swollen lymph nodes will mean that you have cancer in you and it might stop help fighting diseases and infections.
What are some other organs that are affected by ALL.
ALL progresses quickly when the bad leukemia cells enter the blood in the bloodstream and can spread to many organs like the liver, brain, spinal cords, spleen, and other organs.
Can you tell me some symptoms and risk factors of ALL?
Some risk factors for ALL are “Ionising radiation exposure, exposure to, benzene, smoking, genetic conditions, past chemotherapy, viruses, electromagnetic fields, house painting exposure, and weakened immunity”2 (cancerresearchuk.org). Some symptoms of ALL are “fever, feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding”3 (cancer.org).
You can know if you have ALL from most of the symptoms that might be showing up or if a doctor checks and tells that you have it. If you want to know more about ALL and other useful information, you can listen to me talk this whole time or search it up on the internet (using some links that I will tell you in the end of this interview). There are some things you can do to try to prevent from getting ALL like not smoking, stay far from radiation, stay healthy, don’t smell paint, exercise, learn more about ALL, and get check ups once in a while.
How can we be aware of ALL and can we prevent ourselves from getting it.
How common is it to get ALL and what is the treatment?
ALL is a pretty rare disease and less than 200,000 cases are found in the U.S. per year. Hematologists, medical oncologists, or other medical professionals are the people who help treat patients with ALL. The most common treatment that doctors use is long-term chemotherapy, but even this has some bad side effects. In order to prevent side effects like low white blood cells, the patient will have to take additional drugs.