LEUKEMIAS IN CHILDHOOD: WHAT IS LEUKEMIA? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

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WHAT IS LEUKEMIA?

The disease that we call a “disease” has no age; it has no gender, religion, race, it cannot be…

But when it happens to little children who have a long life ahead of them, it hurts even more, you can’t stop, you can’t understand…

“Why?” he says, “You stay just like that…

Wiki: Leukemia is a type of cancer that manifests itself by an above-normal proliferation of blood cells, especially white blood cells.

Leukemias are classified as acute or chronic (they are divided into subgroups according to their appearance under a microscope) and according to the characteristics of the spread and development of the tumor. In general, acute leukemia occurs in children, while chronic leukemia tends to occur more often in adults. 

What are the symptoms?

  • Swollen lymph glands. Due to leukemia, the lymph nodes located in the neck and armpit may swell. These swellings generally do not cause pain.
  • Fever and night sweats.
  • Weakness and weakness.
  • Easy injury, easy bruising and bleeding. These symptoms may be accompanied by bleeding gums, bruises on the skin and small red spots. Nosebleeds may occur, bleeding may occur between menstrual periods, or intense menstrual bleeding may occur.
  • Feeling of discomfort and swelling in the abdominal area. This may be caused by swelling of the spleen or liver.
  • Weight loss for no reason.
  • Loss of Appetite.Pain in the bones and/or joints.
  • Pale skin, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, seen due to anemia.
  • Swelling of the testicles.
  • Eye pains and vision problems.

Leukemias in childhood:

Leukemias account for 35% of childhood cancer cases and are in the first place.

Every year, 1200-1500 new cases of children with leukemia under the age of 16 are reported in Turkey.

Leukemia is seen at any age. It most often increases in childhood at the age of 2-5 years. under the age of 1, the response to treatment decreases in new cases over the age of 10.

The causes of leukemia have not yet been fully elucidated. With the new developments in cytogenetic and molecular techniques; genetic predispositions, radiation, benzene and its derivatives (bali, etc.), chemicals such as pesticides, some hereditary diseases, and some viral diseases have all been shown by studies to cause leukemia.

LÖSEV:

Ankara Children with Leukemia Health and Education Foundation, i.e. LÖSEV, was established in 1998.

Since then, it has been continuing to carry out treatment, education and awareness-raising activities together with thousands of employees and volunteers for our children fighting this disease and their families.

For more detailed information about the foundation’s profile, history, projects and activities of the foundation, leukemia and its treatment, donation and volunteering, visit the official website Losev org you can visit.

There are so many things that can be done spiritually… It could have been you who experienced this pain and despair, or your son, brother, nephew…

Instead of sitting idly at home and killing time on the Internet, you can devote 1-2 hours to visiting them.

You will smoke one less pack of cigarettes that week.

Or you won’t buy the other color of the outfit that you like so much, which already has 5 different colors of the same one in your closet, this month.

He allocates a little of the thousands of pounds that you pour into your warehouse, which you fill up dozens of times, so that I will go to work by car every day; you go to work by bus, ferry, metro 3-5 times a month.

And believe me, you won’t lose anything…

You know, sometimes there are moments when we think we’re not doing anything at all. One of the most beautiful things that can be done in those moments is to be by their side with a little support…

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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