Leukemia Health Topics

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Acute leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue and progresses very quickly. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia accounts for about 3,800 new cases of leukemia each year. This section of the eMedTV archives describes this type of leukemia, which is the most common type of leukemia in young children but can also affect adults.
Researchers are continually learning more about acute myeloid leukemia and what causes it. This eMedTV article explains how certain factors, such as past chemotherapy treatment and a history of blood disorders, may increase your risk.
Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. This eMedTV article discusses the risk factors, symptoms, stages, and treatments of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Adult acute myeloid leukemia is a type of blood and bone marrow cancer. This portion of the eMedTV Web site describes this disease in more detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
As this eMedTV page explains, possible ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) symptoms include easy bleeding, loss of appetite, and tiny red spots under the skin. This article provides a list of possible signs of this condition in adults and children.
In AML, myeloblasts (leukemia cells) are abnormal and do not mature into healthy white blood cells. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail, offering information on possible symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can affect both children and adults. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of childhood AML, including information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Childhood leukemia is a form of cancer in which blood-forming tissue produces abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV article describes the types of leukemia most common among children, including information about risk factors and symptoms.
Chronic leukemia is a slowly developing form of cancer that causes the production of abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV segment discusses types, causes, and symptoms of this form of leukemia, and describes tests used to diagnose the cancer.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is type of cancer that occurs when too many white blood cells are produced. This eMedTV article offers an overview of CLL, with detailed information on risk factors, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which the bone marrow produces too many white blood cells. This eMedTV article provides an overview this condition, with information on the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Common CLL symptoms may include fever and infection, feeling very tired, and weight loss. This eMedTV article discusses common symptoms of this condition, which also include pain or fullness below the ribs and painless swelling of lymph nodes.
Based on CML statistics, it's estimated that 4,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. This eMedTV article offers a variety of statistics concerning chronic myeloid leukemia, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis statistics.
Hairy cell leukemia occurs when cancer cells develop in the blood and bone marrow. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, tests used to detect the disease, and treatment.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow in which the body produces abnormal white blood cells. This eMedTV article offers an overview of leukemia, including information about types of the disease, its symptoms, and its treatment.
Featured Medications
Administered by a healthcare provider, Arzerra injections are given to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this prescription drug, explains what to know before starting treatment, and lists possible side effects.
Bosulif is a chemotherapy drug approved to treat a certain type of leukemia. This eMedTV page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on dosing instructions, an explanation of how it works, and a list of potential side effects.
Busulfan is prescribed to help slow down the growth of cancer cells caused by chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV article explains how this chemotherapy medication works, offers dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and more.
Busulfex is a drug prescribed to help prepare certain people for a stem cell transplant. This eMedTV Web selection explores this prescription drug in more detail, with information on specific uses, how it works, potential side effects, and other topics.
As this eMedTV page explains, Campath is a medication used in the treatment of leukemia. This article gives a complete overview of this prescription drug, with details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Clolar is a drug licensed to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood and bone marrow cancer. This eMedTV article outlines more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
A doctor may prescribe Cytoxan to treat various types of cancer, such as leukemia and breast cancer. This eMedTV resource lists other types of cancer that can be treated with Cytoxan, explains how the drug works, and offers dosing information.
Elitek is a medicine approved for controlling uric acid levels in people with certain types of cancer. This eMedTV segment contains more details on this prescription drug, including how it works, how it is given, clinical effects, and more.
Fludara is a drug licensed for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This article from the eMedTV Web library presents more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at Gleevec, a chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia, a rare skin cancer, and a type of tumor affecting the GI tract. This article offers information on how this drug works, side effects, dosing, and more.
Iclusig is a chemotherapy drug approved to treat certain types of leukemia. This eMedTV segment contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on dosing instructions, an explanation of how it works, and a list of potential side effects.
Leukeran is a drug licensed to help relieve symptoms of lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV article contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Leustatin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat hairy cell leukemia. This article from the eMedTV Web library explores this medication in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
A chemotherapy drug, Marqibo is approved to treat a certain type of leukemia. This Web page takes a closer look at this prescription drug, with information on specific uses, dosing tips, how it works, and potential side effects.
Mitoxantrone can help treat certain types of cancer or multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription medication, including specific uses, how it works, side effects, and links to more detailed information.
As a chemotherapy drug, Mustargen is prescribed to treat certain types of cancer. This eMedTV Web selection features more details on this medicine, with information on how it is given, possible side effects, and approved uses.
Given as an intravenous injection, Nipent is prescribed to treat a cancer called hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV Web selection contains more information on this chemotherapy drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Purinethol is a medicine licensed for the treatment of acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This page of the eMedTV site presents more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
Rituxan is a drug prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
Sprycel is a drug licensed to treat certain types of cancer that affect the blood and bone marrow. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with details on dosing, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Synribo is prescribed to treat a type of blood and bone marrow cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV Web page outlines more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
Tabloid is a chemotherapy drug licensed for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, how it is taken, and side effects that may occur.
Tasigna is a drug licensed to treat a type of cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this medication, explains what to know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
As a type of chemotherapy drug, Treanda is prescribed to treat certain types of leukemia and lymphoma. This eMedTV Web page features more details on this medicine, with information on how it is given, possible side effects, and whether it is effective.
Vincristine is a drug prescribed to help slow down the progression of certain types of leukemia. This eMedTV Web selection presents a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including dosing tips, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
Featured Other
Leukemia cells are abnormal cells produced by blood-forming tissue. As this segment of the eMedTV Web site explains, there are two main types of these cells and they cause different symptoms and types of leukemia.
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