Directions: This is not a typical research paper that can be copy/pasted/plagiarized. In this assignment, you will personalize your search for learning more about an Skeletal, or bone disease. Part I: What do you know about Skeletal Diseases? What do you want to find out? Part II: Why are you selecting this particular skeletal disease? Part III: Tell me the story of your search. How did you find your sources? What are your sources? Part IV: What did you learn in your own words? This paper should be written in first person, using “I learned…I know….
, etc” Skeletal diseases are bone diseases that refer to the medical conditions which affect the bone. What I know about skeletal diseases is that osteoporosis is the condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile. I also know that arthritis (a type of skeletal disease) can cause painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. I also know that leukemia is a type of skeletal system diseases. I want to find out why leukemia is a skeletal system disease, and how most skeletal system diseases can be cured.
I also want to know the symptoms of skeletal system diseases, particularly leukemia. I am selecting leukemia as my skeletal disease because my neighbor was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. My neighbor was only 6 when he was diagnosed with the disease. I was babysitting him one night, and he became incredibly sick. I called his mother who took him to the emergency room and the doctor said his white blood cells were malfunctioning and he had leukemia. He is now leukemia free after he took radiology treatments, and it was caught relatively early.
But ever since my neighbor became diagnosed with the disease I always wanted to find out more about leukemia. Such as: why is it considered a skeletal disease? And what other treatments are used to help treat and try to cure leukemia? I found my sources by googling “Skeletal diseases” and “Leukemia”, and I also found information by watching the health channel. They had a documentary about people suffering from diseases, and leukemia was one of the diseases.
Sources: http://www.livestrong. com/article/65887-list-skeletal-system-diseases/ , http://www. webmd. com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview , http://www. medicinenet. com/leukemia/page6. htm, and http://www. mayoclinic. com/health/leukemia/DS00351. I learned that in healthy people, white blood cells are infection fighters, but in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces malfunctioning white blood cells. I also learned that leukemia is immature white blood cells called blasts.