Leukemia

Overview

Leukemia is cancer of blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow. Many types exist.

Symptoms

Leukemia usually starts in white blood cells, hindering the body's ability to fight infection. Symptoms include fatigue, infections, weight loss, and easy bleeding or bruising.

Treatments

Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplant.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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