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Blood Cancers - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Instructors teaching this chapter can familiarize you with the types of blood cancers affecting the lymph nodes, bone marrow, and blood cells. They also discuss these cancers' causes and symptoms, as well as common diagnostic procedures and treatment options. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- Conditions associated with leukopenia and leukocytosis
- Differences between acute and chronic leukemia
- Locations affected by non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Blood tests used to detect multiple myeloma
|Leukopenia & Leukocytosis: Causes & Types||Discusses leukopenia and leukocytosis as well as the most common causes of each. Explains the occurrence of neutrophilia, lymphopenia, and eosinophilia in both cancer types.|
|Leukemia: Location, Signs, & Potential Treatments||Differentiates between acute lymphocytic, chronic lymphocytic, acute myelogenous, and chronic myelogenous leukemias. Treatment options, symptoms, and the locations affected are also discussed.|
|Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Definition, Location, Signs & Treatments||Describes the location, signs, and potential treatments for a disease affecting lymph tissues found in the immune system organs.|
|Multiple Myeloma: Cells Involved, Tests, and Treatments||Details how multiple myeloma affects plasma cells and the antibodies they produce. Explains the diagnostic procedures used to test for monoclonal gammopathy and hypercalcemia.|
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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Other chapters within the Pathophysiology Textbook course
- The Basic Components of Pathophysiology
- The Consequences of an Aberrant Immune System
- The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia
- Skin Related Pathology
- Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System
- Major Disorders Involving the Nervous System
- Congenital Cardiovascular Defects
- Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities
- Pathologies of the Respiratory System
- Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology
- Diseases of the Urinary System
- Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
- Metabolic Derangements
- Blood Disorders: Anemia
- Hematological Maladies
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System
- Reproductive System Disorders
- Clinical Test Results: Electrolytes, Cells, and Blood Proteins
- Clinical Test Results: Organ Function and Health