Leukemia Types

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Common types of Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia( AML): Acute myeloid leukemia is a rapidly progressing type of leukemia and without treatment it generally becomes fatal within three months. With treatment the likelihood of longer survival is significantly improved and cure is possible.

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) : Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common leukemia cancer in children

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) : Chronic myeloid leukemia develops gradually over weeks or months. It is more common in adults above age of 50 years, who accounts for nearly 70% of all cases. CML has three phases: the chronic phase, the accelerated phase and the blast phase, and these phases are distinguished by the number of blast cells present in the bone marrow and the blood, and the severity of symptoms.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) : Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) starts from lymphocytes (certain type of WBC’s) in the bone marrow, the cancer initiates in the bone marrow and then move into the blood.

In CLL, the cancer cells often build up slowly over time, and in most case people won’t have any symptoms for at least a few years. Over time, these cancer cells spreads to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

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