Leukemia occurs due to mutations of blood cells, which causes abnormally rapid growth and division of the cells. These blood cells live longer than normal blood cells crowding healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. The result is fewer healthy red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
It starts in the bone marrow, where the red blood cells are created and spread through the bloodstream.
Causes: inheritance of mutated DNA from a parent, genetic or environmental factors.
There are two types of Leukemia for children: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).
Trouble swallowing and chewing solid foods.
Chemotherapy may cause children to have symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite.
Well-hydrated bites, which will help children during Chemotherapy.
Help children recover and tolerate treatment.
Help with nourishment and gives energy.