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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.
Drop in total number of cancer deaths

Drop in total number of cancer deaths

Genzyme launches test to monitor Gleevec resistance

Genzyme launches test to monitor Gleevec resistance

FDA affirms safety of Aspartame

FDA affirms safety of Aspartame

Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care

Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care

Bones from blood: scientists aim to break new ground on fractures

Bones from blood: scientists aim to break new ground on fractures

Cranberry proanthocyanidins inhibit growth of tumor cells

Cranberry proanthocyanidins inhibit growth of tumor cells

Education campaign on umbilical cord and placental blood donation

Education campaign on umbilical cord and placental blood donation

Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Link found between household insecticides and childhood leukaemia

Link found between household insecticides and childhood leukaemia

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Thalomid gives hope for blood cancer sufferers

Thalomid gives hope for blood cancer sufferers

Genome discovery may prevent leukaemia

Genome discovery may prevent leukaemia

The role of genes in the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

The role of genes in the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

Gene mapping project promises new targeted cancer therapies

Gene mapping project promises new targeted cancer therapies

AMN107 drug shows promise in leukemia resistance to Gleevec

AMN107 drug shows promise in leukemia resistance to Gleevec

Common baby illnesses may trigger cancer

Common baby illnesses may trigger cancer

Common garden plant may hold cure for leukemia

Common garden plant may hold cure for leukemia

Infections are a major cause of childhood cancer

Infections are a major cause of childhood cancer

Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer

Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer

Cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy drugs - mechanism discovered

Cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy drugs - mechanism discovered