Leukemia And Diabetes

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Leukemia is a group of cancers that begins in the blood forming cells of the bone marrow.

The term "leukemia" literally means "white blood." White blood cells (leukocytes) are used by the body to fight off infections and other foreign substances. They are made in the bone marrow.

Leukemia leads to an uncontrolled increase in the number of immature white blood cells (or blasts).

Over time, these cancerous blast cells fill up the bone marrow and prevent healthy red cells, platelets, and...

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