Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of certain white blood cells, called myelocytes. It accounts for about one-third of all adult leukemia cases.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slow-growing cancer and the most common type of leukemia in adults. Find out what to expect and how to navigate treatment and survivorship.
Scientists do not exactly know the causes of leukemia, but research has found possible risk factors and links.
Leukemia is considered a gene-related disease, but usually is not hereditary—meaning, it can’t be inherited from parent to child.
Learn the basics about leukemia, including the main types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors.
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).