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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.
Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

Understanding the signals that delay the spread of follicular lymphoma could provide new therapeutic targets

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Lorus Therapeutics allowed Canadian patent to protect anticancer drugs

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Researchers have documented a novel form of resistance in leukemia cells to an anti-cancer drug

Researchers have documented a novel form of resistance in leukemia cells to an anti-cancer drug

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Some allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer

Some allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma

Maxim Pharmaceuticals to withdraw NDA for advanced malignant melanoma

Improved risk classification for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia offers hope for eliminating irradiation

Improved risk classification for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia offers hope for eliminating irradiation

Gene silencing may provide hope for leukemia sufferers

Gene silencing may provide hope for leukemia sufferers

Micro-array technology is revolutionising current drug development

Micro-array technology is revolutionising current drug development

Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

Genetic research offers insight into Sjögren's syndrome and the general developmental machinery of the immune system

Genetic research offers insight into Sjögren's syndrome and the general developmental machinery of the immune system