Types of Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) accounts for about 7,000 new cases of leukemia each year. In most cases, people who are diagnosed with CLL are more than 55 years of age. CLL almost never affects children. Other names for chronic lymphocytic leukemia include chronic lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic lymphatic leukemia.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) accounts for about 4,400 new cases of leukemia each year. In most cases, this leukemia type affects adults.
Other names for chronic myeloid leukemia include:
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Chronic granulocytic leukemia
- Chronic myelocytic leukemia
- Chronic myelogenic leukemia.
(Click Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia for more information about this type of the disease.)
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) accounts for about 3,800 new cases of leukemia each year. Although this leukemia type is the most common occurring in young children, it also affects adults.
Other names for acute lymphocytic leukemia include:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Acute lymphatic leukemia
- Acute lymphocyte leukemia
- Acute lymphoid leukemia
- Acute granulocytic leukemia.
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Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) accounts for about 10,600 new cases of leukemia each year. This type of the disease occurs in both adults and children. Other names for acute myeloid leukemia include acute myelogenous leukemia and acute myelocytic leukemia.
(Click AML for more information about this type of leukemia.)