ERMA - Lower Township Police Officer Kenny Walker was diagnosed Feb. 11, 2020 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
According to a release, that day he was transferred from Cape Regional Medical Center to University of Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pennsylvania, and immediately began chemotherapy treatment.
The word "acute" denotes the disease's rapid progression. Myelogenous leukemia affects a group of white blood cells also called the myeloid cells, which normally develop into various types of mature blood cells, such as red and white blood cells, as well as platelets.
AML can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
The department asked the public to keep Walker and his family in their thoughts and prayers.
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