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Below is a sample breakdown of the Blood Cancers chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Leukopenia||Causes of leukopenia and its signs, neutropenia and lymphopenia|
|Tuesday||Leukocytosis||Causes of leukocytosis, along with types such as neutrophilia and basophilia|
|Wednesday|| Types of leukemia|
Symptoms and treatments of leukemia
|Types of leukemia, including acute and chronic lymphocytic and acute and chronic myelogenous|
Indicators of leukemia, common treatments for leukemia
|Thursday||Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma||Definition, symptoms, location and treatments|
|Friday||Multiple myeloma||What cells are involved, tests for multiple myeloma, treatment options|
1. What is Leukopenia? - Causes & Types
Leukopenia is a decreased number of white blood cells. This can leave a person vulnerable to infections. Learn about the different types of leukopenia: neutropenia and lymphopenia and their causes.
2. What is Leukocytosis? - Causes & Types
Leukocytosis is an increased number of white blood cells. It is often an indication of infection. Learn about the causes of leukocytosis and the five types: neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, eosinophilia and basophilia.
3. Leukemia: Location and Types
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that involves the overproduction of white blood cells. Learn about the different types of leukemia: Acute Lymphocytic, Acute Myelogenous, Chronic Lymphatic and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
4. Leukemia: Signs and Potential Treatments
Leukemia is a cancer involving the bone marrow and blood cells. Learn about the signs and symptoms of leukemia, as well as treatment options, such as chemotherapy, radiation, biological therapy, and bone marrow transplantation, in this lesson.
5. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Definition, Location, Signs & Treatments
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system and involves the lymphocytes. Learn where this cancer occurs in the body as well as the signs and treatment options for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in this lesson.
6. Multiple Myeloma: Cells Involved, Tests, and Treatments
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, particularly the bone marrow. Learn about this cancer, the tests and treatments for it, and more in this lesson.
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