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Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.  Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells. The white blood cells are potent infection fighters — they normally grow and divide in an orderly way, as the body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.1

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

“Acute” means that the leukemia can progress quickly, and if not treated, would probably be fatal within a few months. "Lymphocytic" means it develops from early (immature) forms of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. This is the most common type of leukemia in young children.
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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults.
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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The term "chronic" comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia. The term "lymphocytic" comes from the cells affected by the disease — a group of white blood cells called lymphocytes.
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Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is an uncommon type of cancer of the bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. CML causes an increased number of white blood cells in the blood.
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1. Mayo Clinic. Leukemia. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20374373
Image source: Alinity hq Casebook. Chronic myelocytic leukemia. 2019. ADD-00061876-v2. p.43
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