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In acute kidney failure, your kidneys stop working over a few hours or days. You may notice swelling and decreased amount of urine. It is most common among people who are critically ill, although otherwise healthy people can recover.
Chronic kidney disease results in a slow loss of kidney function. Treatment is meant to slow down this process. You may not notice symptoms until the disease is advanced. Complications include high blood pressure, anemia and retaining fluids.
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a slow growing cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Details about treatment options - including medications and stem cell transplant - are included in this resource.
Hamilton, ON - April 10, 2017
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