What is leukemia? August 7, 2006Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Cancer, Cell phone safety, Definitions, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, EMF's, Health related, Leukemia, Men's Health, radiation, Symptoms, Women's Health.
This definition is provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Leukemia describes a variety of cancers that arise in the bone marrow where blood cells are formed. The leukemias represent less than 4% of all cancer cases in adults but are the most common form of cancer in children. For children age 4 and under, the incidence of childhood leukemia is approximately 6 per 100,000 per year, and it decreases with age to about 2 per 100,000 per year for children 10 and older. In the United States, the incidence of adult leukemia is about 10 cases per 100,000 people per year. Little is known about what causes leukemia, although genetic factors play a role. The only known causes are ionizing radiation, benzene, and other chemicals and drugs that suppress bone marrow function, and a human T-cell leukemia virus.”