Pediatric Oncology: Leukemia
Specific Purpose: At the end of my presentation I want my audience to be aware of Leukemia and the damage it causes.
• Attention Getter:
"What is Leukemia, Why is Leukemia a big issue?" • Relevance Statement:
We have all heard of children having cancer and the grief it is for a child thats is going through such a deadly disease that causes a lot of disturbance in a physical and emotional state. • Credibility Statement:
I want to become a Pediatric Oncologist in specialty in Acute Leukemia and coming from a household with a family member who is dealing with cancer, it is easy to know the truth behind it all. • Central Idea:
Acute Leukemia is not a disease that is all as bad as it seems, children should 't be seen as pity or be felt bad for because even though their struggles are hard, they are fighting for their lives to just be seen as everyone else. • Initial Preview Statement:
The types of Leukemia and treatments to treat leukemia, and how/who could be exposed to this probable disease.
First lets begin on some interesting facts about Leukemia.
• About 3,000 to 4,000 people in the United States each yea are diagnosed with leukemia; two thirds, approximately 2,500, of them are children. (St. Judes, 2013) • Leukemia is cancer of the blood and develops in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft, spongy center of certain bones that produces the three major blood cells: white blood cells to fight infection; red blood cells that carry oxygen; and platelets that help with blood clotting and stop bleeding. When a child has leukemia, the bone marrow, for an unknown reason, begins to make white blood cells that do not mature correctly, but continue to reproduce themselves. • Leukemia is diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration or biopsy, complete blood count, blood tests, CAT scan, MRI, specific
References: Lucile Packard Children 's Hospital. Leukemia. (2013) General format. Retrieved from http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/oncology/leukemia.html St. Judes Children 's Research Hospital. Leukemia/ Lymphoma FAQ. (2013) General Format. Retrieved from http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=b4bfef5d00670110VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD&vgnextchannel=aec2d27d4d858010VgnVCM1000000e2015acRCRD