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Types of Leukemia

In these pages, learn all about the different types of leukemia. How is acute leukemia different from chronic leukemia? What does myelogenous and lymphocytic mean? How does the type of leukemia you have affect your treatment? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
  1. ALL (1)
  2. AML (17)
  3. CLL (4)
  4. CML (1)
  5. Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) (1)

What is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)?
Acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, is a blood cancer that affects “lymphoblasts,” the cells in the bone marrow that would normally go on to produce specialized white blood cells called B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, and Natural Killer (NK) cells. Learn more this type of leukemia.

What Are Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)?
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of bone marrow diseases that have an increased risk of developing into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Learn about what they are and what causes them.

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