Ch 16: Blood Cancers

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Watch online biology video lessons and learn about leukemia, multiple myeloma, leukopenia, and more. These easy-to-follow lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

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

Video Objective
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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Blood Cancers
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What is Leukopenia? - Causes & Types

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.

What is Leukocytosis? - Causes & Types

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.

Leukemia: Location and Types

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.

Leukemia: Signs and Potential Treatments

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.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Definition, Location, Signs & Treatments

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.

Multiple Myeloma: Cells Involved, Tests, and Treatments

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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