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glossary:leukemia [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||[[Cancer]] of the [[blood]] cells. The growth and development of the blood cells are abnormal. Strictly speaking, leukemia should refer only to cancer of the [[white blood cells]] (the [[leukocyte]]s) but in practice it can apply to malignancy of any cellular element in the blood or [[bone marrow]], as in red cell leukemia (erythroleukemia). |
|+||Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 [[disease]]s that have two important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells. |
|+||Each year, nearly 27,000 adults and more than 2,000 children in the United States learn that they have leukemia. |
|+||Common Misspellings: leukaemia, lukemeya, lukemia, luekemia, leukimia |