Leukemia

The latest leukemia news, advice, and information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and real stories about people living with the disease.

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Some Leukemias Come as Surprise Diagnosis

by Elizabeth Millard Health Writer

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

The most common CLL complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers, immune system problems, and tumor flares.

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Before Leukemia Treatment, Ask the Doctor

Dr. Jack Jacoub shares questions that he believes leukemia patients need to ask more often while they’re getting ready for treatment.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.

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Cancer Patients Can Preserve Fertility

Thomeeka Speaks of Rhode Island received insurance coverage for egg retrieval fertility preservation services during acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.

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Stress Worsens Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A recent study found that higher levels of cancer-related stress were associated with more cancer malignancy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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All About Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of certain white blood cells, called myelocytes. It accounts for about one-third of all adult leukemia cases.

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Leukemia Spreads Systemically, Without Tumors

When leukemia spreads, it is called “systemic” rather than “metastatic.” Leukemia cells can quickly enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

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Leukemia Symptoms Can Be Everyday Ailments

Leukemia symptoms like fatigue, night sweats, and swollen glands are easy to mistake for minor ailments, but get a checkup when many of them show up together.