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All About Leukemia in Children


Updated November 15, 2010

Leukemia is the most common cancer in children. Learn everything you need to know, but wished you didn't have to, about leukemia in children.

1. What is Childhood Leukemia?

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Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in the spongy core of the bone, or the bone marrow. It causes too many abnormal white blood cells to be produced.

2. What Causes Childhood Leukemia?

There are certain medical conditions and risk factors that may make a child more likely to develop leukemia.

3. What Are Symptoms of Childhood Leukemia?

The symptoms of leukemia in children can be very subtle and vague. These symptoms can also be those of much less serious diseases.

4. What is Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)?

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a rare type of blood cancer that only affects young children.

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