Leukemia

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

Blood Bond: When Your Sister's the Stem Cell Match

A leukemia survivor (and grateful brother) shares the story of how his sister’s stem cells saved his life. Learn what it feels like to receive a stem cell transplant.

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Western Diet Linked to Higher Leukemia Risk

A typical Western diet – high in saturated fat, red meat, refined grains, and processed foods, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and poultry – increases the risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

By Diane Domina

Blood Bond: How One Woman’s Stem Cells Saved Her Brother’s Life

The donor of a life-saving stem cell transplant shares her experience. Learn what it’s like to donate your stem cells.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

FDA Committee Okays Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee unanimously recommended approval of a new “living drug” approach for children and young adults with a common type of leukemia. If approved by the FDA, this treatment will be the first gene thera...

Virus Tied to Leukemia Risk

Newborn babies born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection have an increased risk for developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) later in life—a risk almost four times higher than babies born without CMV, according to a recent bone marrow study. Res...

Leukemia Can Be Mistaken for JRA

Childhood leukemia can sometimes be mistaken for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Muskuloskeletal pain is the first symptom of cancer as well as arthritis.

By Lisa Emrich

Leukemia Drug May Stop Dementia Related Plaque Buildup

An existing drug already used to treat leukemia has shown promise as a treatment for neurological diseases such as Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from Georgetown University successfully used small doses o...

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Signs of Internal Organ Cancer On Your Skin

Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about growths on the skin that are not necessarily skin cancer, but are related to cancers on your internal organs. Many diseases, such as high cholesterol or diabetes, can have manifestations on the skin. Sometimes, ...

By Kevin Berman, M.D.

Meet the Experts

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lisa Emrich

Patient Expert

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Carol Bradley Bursack

Caregiver, patient expert

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health News

Racial Disparities in Pain Management Are Easing

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor conducted a study to determine if racial disparities in pain management have changed, including disparities in prescription opioid treatment.

Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Ease Your Pain

When you’re in pain, hand-holding can help your brain waves sync with your partner’s and relieve your discomfort, according to a study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Haifa in Israel. This study involved 22 he...

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.