Types of leukemia (part 3)

Published : 31 Oct 2021 09:49 PM | Updated : 03 Nov 2021 01:00 PM

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL): This is the most common type of leukemia in young children. ALL can also occur in adults.

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML): AML is a common type of leukemia. It occurs in children and adults. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL): With CLL, the most common chronic adult leukemia, you may feel well for years without needing treatment.

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML): This type of leukemia mainly affects adults. A person with CML may have few or no symptoms for months or years before entering a phase in which the leukemia cells grow more quickly.

Other types: Other, rarer types of leukemia exist, including hairy cell leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative disorders.

    Courtesy:  Mayo Clinic

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