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Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood cells in which the growth and development of the blood cells are abnormal. Strictly speaking, leukemia should refer only to cancer of the white blood cells (the leukocytes) but in practice it can apply to malignancy of any cellular element in the blood or bone marrow, as in red cell leukemia (erythroleukemia).

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Terms related to Leukemia:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • AML
  • Blood Cell Cancer
  • Cancer Of The Blood
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • CLL
  • CML
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia