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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a term for cancers of the blood cells. Leukemia starts in blood-forming tissues such as the bone marrow. Your bone marrow makes the cells which will develop into white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Each type of cell has a different job:

  • White blood cells help your body fight infection
  • Red blood cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs
  • Platelets help form clots to stop bleeding

When you have leukemia, your bone marrow makes large numbers of abnormal cells. This problem most often happens with white blood cells. These abnormal cells build up in your bone marrow and blood. They crowd out the healthy blood cells and make it hard for your cells and blood to do their work.

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  1. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... and blood to do their work. What is acute myeloid leukemia (AML)? Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of acute leukemia. "Acute" ... different they are from normal cells. What causes acute myeloid leukemia (AML)? AML happens when there are changes in ...
  2. Familial acute myeloid leukemia with mutated CEBPA is one form of a cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow) called ...
  3. Core binding factor acute myeloid leukemia (CBF-AML) is one form of a cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow) called acute myeloid leukemia. In normal ...
  4. Cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) is one form of a cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow) called acute myeloid leukemia. In normal bone ...
  5. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is cancer that starts inside bone marrow. This is the soft tissue in the center ... Faderl S, Kantarjian HM. Clinical manifestations and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Silberstein LE, et ...
  6. Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells within the blood and bone marrow. Bone marrow ... become cancerous. Both adults and children can get acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This article is about AML in children.
  7. Treatment options for adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, and other medications. Get detailed ...
  8. Childhood acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid malignancies treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Learn more ...
  9. Stages of Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Diagnosis and Tests ... Acute Myeloid Leukemia ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Treatment options for adult ...
  10. Childhood Leukemia/Diagnosis and Tests ... Childhood Leukemia ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Childhood acute myeloid leukemia ...
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