Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). It is part of the broad group of diseases called hematological neoplasms. Symptoms Damage to the bone marrow, by way of displacing the normal marrow cells with increasing numbers of malignant cells, results in a lack of blood platelets, which are important in the blood clotting process. This means peop ...
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Donor Leukocyte Infusion
... Over the past 25 years, bone marrow transplantation has increased cure and long-term survival rates for patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Nonetheless, many patients who succe...
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Leukemia
... Leukemia is a word that frightens many people. In the past, most people with leukemia (lu-KE-me-ah) didn''t survive; today many people do. As research continues, more and better treatments become avai...
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Leukemia Resources
... Associations Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-5213 1-800-955-4572 — Free literature www.leukemia-lymphoma.org Supports medical research ...
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Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
... What is adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL) is a disease in which too many infection-fighting white blood cells call...
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Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia
... What is adult acute myeloid leukemia? Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. AML is also called acute nonlymphocytic ...
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
... Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (also called CLL) is a blood and bone ma...
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
... Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (also called CML or chronic granulocytic leukemia is a slowly progres...
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Hairy Cell Leukemia
... What is hairy cell leukemia? Hairy cell leukemia is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. The disease is called hairy cell leukemia because the cancer cel...
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Perfect Match
... Aaron Viny aspires to be a doctor to help the sick, but he became one of those he hoped to cure when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 21. After undergoing chemotherapy, Aaron...
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Leukemia Services at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
... The Leukemia Service The Leukemia Service at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation was established in 1994 to coordinate leukemia treatment and research. The Leukemia Service provides state-of-the art treat...
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Overview
... Leukemia is cancer of your body''s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and lymph system. The word leukemia means "white blood" in Greek. The disease usually starts in the white blood cell...
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