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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.
Microchip to track genetic signature of cancer and normal tissue

Microchip to track genetic signature of cancer and normal tissue

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

New whole body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows scientists to watch as immune system respond to tumors or infection

New whole body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows scientists to watch as immune system respond to tumors or infection

John Kerry pushes for new cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s

John Kerry pushes for new cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s

Common weeds may be better than herbal cousins for preventing and curing a host of diseases

Common weeds may be better than herbal cousins for preventing and curing a host of diseases

America's first two WNV encephalitis cases of 2004 respond to treatment

America's first two WNV encephalitis cases of 2004 respond to treatment

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Elderly leukemia patients benefit from intensive treatment

Elderly leukemia patients benefit from intensive treatment

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

Research seeks best mix of hope and care for leukaemia sufferers

Research seeks best mix of hope and care for leukaemia sufferers

Americans' risk of getting and dying from cancer continues to decline

Americans' risk of getting and dying from cancer continues to decline

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Cancer rates falling in the US

Cancer rates falling in the US

Umbilical cord blood and bone marrow transplants slow the progression of many cancers

Umbilical cord blood and bone marrow transplants slow the progression of many cancers

Higher rate of cancer in meat industry

Higher rate of cancer in meat industry

Women exposed in adulthood to cytomegalovirus may be at greater risk of breast cancer

Women exposed in adulthood to cytomegalovirus may be at greater risk of breast cancer

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought