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Types of Leukemia

June 27, 2013

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Leukemia is the cancer of blood vessels or bone marrow (which produces blood cells). A person who has leukemia suffers from an abnormal production of blood vessels tissues, generally leukocytes (white blood vessels cells).

types of leukemiaThe DNA of premature blood vessels, mainly white blood cells, gets broken in some way. This problem causes the blood vessels tissues to grow and split chaotically. Normal bloods cells die after a while and are changed by the new blood cells which are produced in the bone marrow. The abnormal blood cells do not die so easily, and acquire, taking up more and more place. As most of the area is filled by these defective blood cells, there is less area for the normal tissues – and the victim becomes ill.

Types of Leukemia:

Chronic and Acute

Professionals split the leukemia illness into four large categories, each of which can be acute, and is a quickly advancing illness that results in the build up of immature, ineffective tissues in the bone marrow and blood, or serious, which advances more gradually and helps in creating  mature and useful cells.

Lymphocytic and Myelogenous

If the cancer transformation happens in the bone marrow that makes lymphocytes, the illness is called lymphocytic leukemia illness. A lymphocyte is a kind of white blood cell inside your vertebrae immune system. If the cancer change happens in the kind of marrow tissues that go on to produce red blood cells, other types of white cells, and platelets, result in the illness called myelogenous leukemia illness.

The four main types of leukemia are:

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), also known as Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia disease. This is the most common type of leukemia seen among youngsters, although grownups can get it as well, especially those over the age of 65.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) – This is most typical among grownups over 55, although younger adults can get it as well. CLL hardly ever impacts children.

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) – AML is more common among grownups than children, and impacts men considerably more often than women. Patients suffering with this type of leukemia are handled with radiation treatment.

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) – Many sufferers are grownups. 90% of handled sufferers survive for over 5 years. Gleevec (imatinib) is widely used to cure CML, as well as some other medication. Chronic monocytic leukemia disease is a subtype of CML.

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