Youth Cancer

Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells which occurs when the cells stop working and functioning properly.

Leukaemia - What is it?

Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are made in the bone marrow - the soft spongy material in the centre of your bones.
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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a type of leukaemia, that is, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. AML relates to the group of leukaemias that develop in the myeloid cell line in the bone marrow.
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Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APML)

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) is part of the same family as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) but it behaves slightly differently. It is characterised by a switching of two chromosomes within the DNA (chromosomes 15 and 17).
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) is the most common type of leukaemia but it's rare in people under the age of 40. It appears gradually and develops slowly over months to years.
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia(ALL) is a rare type of cancer of the white blood cells. In acute lymphoblastic leukaemia there is an overproduction of immature lymphocytes, which are sometimes referred to as blast cells.
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Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)

Chronic leukaemia develops when damaged myeloid white blood cells grow out of control.
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