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Leukemia can have a major impact on a person’s life. Not only that, but it affects us both physically and also mentally.

The fact is that families of those who are sick also feel the pain of their loved ones, sometimes even more.

Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects both the blood and the bone marrow.

We all know what the bone marrow is: it is the sponge like substance in our bones that makes the 3 most important types of cells that a human has in its blood, and those cells are:

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called “blasts”.

Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid system, which are all known as hematological neoplasms.

Leukemia is a treatable disease. Most treatments involve chemotherapy, medical radiation therapy, hormone treatments, or bone marrow transplant.

The rate of cure depends on the type of leukemia as well as the age of the patient. Children are more likely to be permanently cured than adults.

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