Health Days 2021

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

​Introduction:

There are four main types of leukemia that vary based on treatment methods and their responsiveness to the treatment. They are:
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
  • ​Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Facts:
Leukemia symptoms can vary from one patient to another, but generally, most patients will experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Frequent infections
  • Weight loss
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Hemorrhage
  • Skin bruising
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Scientists do not yet understand the exact causes of leukemia. It seems to develop from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, this type of cancer is not hereditary.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of leukemia for all community.
  • Supporting leukemia patients everywhere.
  •  Every 180 seconds, one case of leukemia is diagnosed.
Official Date:
Globally: September 1st-30, 2021
Locally: Muharrum 24th- Safar 23rd, 1443H

Theme:
“This is Blood Cancer”

References:

مؤسسة اللوكيميا - أستراليا

Leukemia Foundation, Australia 



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Last Update : 27 January 2022 10:00 AM
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