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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.
NIH to map genomic changes of lung, brain, and ovarian cancers

NIH to map genomic changes of lung, brain, and ovarian cancers

Inconclusive evidence suggests practical avoidance: Canadian Cancer Society statement on Tsawwassen power line project

Inconclusive evidence suggests practical avoidance: Canadian Cancer Society statement on Tsawwassen power line project

Thyroid cancer among women in the U.S. has increased

Thyroid cancer among women in the U.S. has increased

Fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S.

Fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S.

UIC receives $20 million NCI grant to research blood disorders

UIC receives $20 million NCI grant to research blood disorders

Researchers decode the instructions that tell cells how to become blood

Researchers decode the instructions that tell cells how to become blood

Tumor necrosis factor A antagonist use and cancer in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Tumor necrosis factor A antagonist use and cancer in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Brits warned against 'maverick' stem cell treatments

Brits warned against 'maverick' stem cell treatments

Drug trial fiasco induced immune system overload in patients

Drug trial fiasco induced immune system overload in patients

Experimental drug trial victim has cancer

Experimental drug trial victim has cancer

Leukemia gene changes genetic packaging

Leukemia gene changes genetic packaging

Turning the immune system against cancer

Turning the immune system against cancer

Researchers determine why gene therapy treatment caused leukemia in some X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency patients

Researchers determine why gene therapy treatment caused leukemia in some X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency patients

Future looks bleak for victims of 'elephant man' drug trial

Future looks bleak for victims of 'elephant man' drug trial

Smart cancer drug on sale in the UK

Smart cancer drug on sale in the UK

Honey more effective than antibiotics

Honey more effective than antibiotics

FDA expands use of Oncaspar to include treating children and adults with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia

FDA expands use of Oncaspar to include treating children and adults with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Belfer Foundation funds new translational cancer institute

Belfer Foundation funds new translational cancer institute

Gleevec may cause heart problems

Gleevec may cause heart problems

Researchers identify potential ovarian cancer stem cells

Researchers identify potential ovarian cancer stem cells