Leukemia is a group of bone marrow diseases involving an uncontrolled increase in white blood cells (leukocytes).
For information about a specific type of leukemia, see the following:
- hairy cell leukemia
- chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- acute lymphocytic leukemia
- acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (AML)
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.
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