This learning program is designed to introduce you to hematological malignancies. The program begins with a brief review of normal hematopoietic differentiation and then moves on to provide an overview of the main hematological malignancies. You will then learn about the classification, staging, epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment of hematological malignancies. You will also learn about the economic impact of hematological malignancies.
Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to::
Define the various hematological malignancies.
Recall the classification of hematological malignancies.
List the clinical tools for staging hematological malignancies.
Describe the epidemiology of hematological malignancies.
List the risk factors of hematological malignancies.
Outline the treatment options for hematological malignancies.
Recall the economic impact of hematological malignancies.
Normal Hematopoietic Differentiation
Slideshow: Normal Hematopoietic Differentiation
Side Note: Digging Deeper
Normal Hematopoietic Differentiation (Continued)
Popup: Progenitor Cells
Popup: Precursor Cells
Popup: Formed Elements
Abnormal Hematopoietic Differentiation
Animation: Leukemic Cell Proliferation
Slideshow: The 4 Types Of Leukemia
Popup: Lymphoma Versus Leukemia
Popup: Hodgkin Lymphoma
Popup: Malignant Plasma Cells
Popup: Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Popup: 2001 Classification
Popup: 2001 Publication And 2008 Revision
Popup: Rai Staging System
Popup: Binet Staging System
Popup: Ann Arbor Staging System
Popup: Durie-salmon Staging System
Popup: International Staging System
Epidemiology, Treatment, And Economic Impact
Popup: New Cases Diagnosed Worldwide
Popup: New Cases Diagnosed In The United States
Popup: Leukemia And Lymphoma In The United States
Epidemiology In Childhood
Epidemiology In Childhood (Continued)
Popup: Risk Factors For Leukemia
Popup: More Risk Factors For Other Hematological Malignancies