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What is Leukemia?

In these pages, learn more about leukemia. What does the name mean? What are the different types of this illness? What is the difference between acute and chronic leukemia? Read about its risk factors, diagnosis, tests and treatment options.

What is Leukemia?
A brief, easy to understand overview of leukemia including the four major types of leukemia- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

What Is the Philadelphia Chromosome?
An explanation of the Philadelphia chromosome including where it comes from, how it effects the bone marrow, and disease that it is commonly seen in.

Visit the Leukemia page from National Cancer Institute and learn all about leukemia treatment, statistics, research, causes and more.

Overview of White Blood Cells and Immunity
Our immune system is a mechanism that protects our bodies from harmful substances, foreign microorganisms, and even cancer. Our white blood cells (WBCs) are a part of our immune system, and play a prolific role in blood and marrow cancers. Learn more about white blood cells and immunity.

Overview of Leukemia
Read all about leukemia including types of leukemia, diagnosis and treatment.

Leukemia Statistics
Learn about the incidence of leukemia in the US by state.

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