famous people who have leukemia or died from it or family member with it?

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  • Panda
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Ed Bradley was a broadcast journalist for CBS News and one of the co-hosts of TV's weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. He won 19 Emmy's for his work. Died from leukemia last November.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

    Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skating champion who won three Olympic Gold medals. She also starred in ice shows and in the movies back in the 30's.

    Cindy Crawfords brother died from leukemia.

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/celebrities/ah268.s...

    George and Barbara Bush's daughter Robin died from leukemia at the age of three.

    Wikipedia: Leukemia deaths

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Leukemia_dea...

  • 1 decade ago

    Dad just finished his first round of chemo. We found out a week and a half ago, that he even had leukemia. As for genetics, acute myloid leukemia (AML), it is not, nor is it contagious. The odd are the same as child hood, but diminish greatly with age and health.

    If you are doing a project, there are many, many sites if you just google leukemia, believe me, I have learned more about the disease in a week just finding out Dad has it.

    There is really no time to prepare for this cancer, as once it is diagnosed, it is within days chemo starts. It is extremely aggressive chemo, Dad has to spend over a month in the hospital due to infection control. The chemo kills all the blood cells, good and bad, and then the body has to make its own again, that takes a minimum of 10 days. Patients are at extreme risk for infection (flu, cold, etc.), but have no white blood cells to fight infection, so a simple cold could lead to death.

    Good luck to you, and we are still rooting for Dad, day 11 of a 30 day treatment.

    Source(s): Daughter living through it.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sarah Connor of the Terminator series died from it

  • 1 decade ago

    leukemia is a blood cancer where white blood cells attack red blood cells bcos of bone marrow can't produce enough red blood cells.the infected person always has pale face n headache as well as feeling tired.it's normally used by chemotherapy by DR,the chance of survival is 50-50.this cancer is probably inherited from family member with it.take care.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I hardly know anything about it other than the fact that I think my great-grandmother died from it in her mid-nineties.

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