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Leukemia (Leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old. No one knows why some people develop leukemia and others do not. However, scientists have identified some risk factors for the disease. Most people who have known risk factors do not get leukemia, while many who do get the disease have none of these risk factors. During the early stages of leukemia, there may be no symptoms. Many of the symptoms of leukemia don't become apparent until a large number of normal blood cells are crowded out by leukemia cells.
Anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone increases patient fatigue

Anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone increases patient fatigue

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Tasigna gets the green light in the U.S. to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Tasigna gets the green light in the U.S. to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Test gives insight into prognosis in patients with plasma cell malignancies

Test gives insight into prognosis in patients with plasma cell malignancies

New understanding of vagus nerve's role in regulating inflammation

New understanding of vagus nerve's role in regulating inflammation

Advances in drug screening

Advances in drug screening

Researcher identify specific cell that causes eye cancer, disproving long-held theory

Researcher identify specific cell that causes eye cancer, disproving long-held theory

The genetics of MLL leukemogenesis

The genetics of MLL leukemogenesis

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

Bacteria reveal targets of immune responses quick and direct identification of antigens

Bacteria reveal targets of immune responses quick and direct identification of antigens

Improvements in cancer survival in Northern Ireland

Improvements in cancer survival in Northern Ireland

Imatinib has ability to cure type of leukemia

Imatinib has ability to cure type of leukemia

Early stage drug shows promise against cancer cells from young patients

Early stage drug shows promise against cancer cells from young patients

Daisy compound used to attack cancer stem cells

Daisy compound used to attack cancer stem cells

New skin patch treatment for Alzheimer's approved by the European Commission

New skin patch treatment for Alzheimer's approved by the European Commission

Novel strategy to tackle acute myelogenous leukemia

Novel strategy to tackle acute myelogenous leukemia

Re-engineered human T cells effectively target and kill cancerous B cells

Re-engineered human T cells effectively target and kill cancerous B cells

Sexual function affected by stem cell transplant according to long-term study

Sexual function affected by stem cell transplant according to long-term study

JAK genes and cancer

JAK genes and cancer