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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.
Researchers turn normal tissue cells into embryonic stem cells

Researchers turn normal tissue cells into embryonic stem cells

Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged

Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged

Arsenic trioxide shows survival benefit for leukemia patients

Arsenic trioxide shows survival benefit for leukemia patients

Dasatinib shows promise as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Dasatinib shows promise as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Benefits of Herceptin are lasting

Benefits of Herceptin are lasting

Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

Scientists develop a more human-like mouse model of cancer

Scientists develop a more human-like mouse model of cancer

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

Some cancers linked to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields

Some cancers linked to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields

Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes treated with Revlimid are living longer and remaining transfusion independent

Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes treated with Revlimid are living longer and remaining transfusion independent

Inherited variations in certain genes linked to toxicity of leukemia therapy

Inherited variations in certain genes linked to toxicity of leukemia therapy

Researchers discover genetic 'shut down' trigger in healthy immune cells

Researchers discover genetic 'shut down' trigger in healthy immune cells

Simple blood test could predict relapse or survival for children and young adults with acute leukemias

Simple blood test could predict relapse or survival for children and young adults with acute leukemias

"Cup of joe" found to have more health benefits

"Cup of joe" found to have more health benefits

Study of fatigue in cancer patients

Study of fatigue in cancer patients

Unstable leukemia stem cells may predispose patients to drug resistance

Unstable leukemia stem cells may predispose patients to drug resistance

Moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks

Moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks

Electromagnetic fields do not pose a health hazard to energy workers

Electromagnetic fields do not pose a health hazard to energy workers

Report on effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields on human health

Report on effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields on human health

WHO targets workplace related lung cancer, mesothelioma and bladder cancer

WHO targets workplace related lung cancer, mesothelioma and bladder cancer