Actor Rishi Kapoor died of Leukemia
On April 30, the 67 old Bollywood actor died of Leukemia. He has won several awards including the National Film Award.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that is present found in human blood and bone marrow. It is caused due to the rapid production of white blood cells. The white blood cells affected by Leukemia are unable to fight against infection. White Blood Cells gives immune power to human body fighting against diseases. Leukemia also impairs the ability of the bone marrow to produce platelets and red blood cells.
Classification of Leukemia
There are four types of Leukemia. They are Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Science has still not provided solution to prevent Leukemia as the cause of the disease is not yet known.
Lymphocytic leukemia is abnormal growth of bone marrow cells. Here the bone marrow cells mature into white blood cells. Myelogenous leukemia is caused due to abnormal growth of bone marrow cells that mature into red blood cells.
National Film Awards
National Film Awards are presented by the President of India. A national panel appointed by the government of India selects the winners of the award.