Acute Leukemia Information

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. There are two different types: acute and chronic. With acute leukemia:
 
  • The blood cells are abnormal
  • The blood cells cannot carry out their normal work
  • The number of abnormal cells increases rapidly
  • The disease progresses quickly.
     
Acute leukemia typically progresses faster and gets worse sooner than does chronic leukemia. Symptoms may include fatigue, easy bruising, and frequent infections; however, these symptoms can be seen in other conditions, so certain tests will be used to make a definitive diagnosis.
 
(For more information about this condition, including how it is diagnosed, the different classifications, and treatment options, click Acute Leukemia.)
 

Acute Leukemia Information

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