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Surviving Leukemia Treatment and Its Long-Term Side Effects

As leukemia treatments become more effective and patients live longer, long-term and late side effects have become an area of growing concern.

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Leukemia Treatment Offers Many Options

Leukemia treatments today encompass chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, radiation, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and close monitoring during early stages.

General practitioner drawing blood for routine tests.

Some Leukemias Come as Surprise Diagnosis

Everyday minor ailments like bruising and rashes may actually be chronic leukemia symptoms, while acute leukemia symptoms can be urgent and life-threatening.

Doctor comforting a senior patient with leukemia.

Leukemia: The Basics

Learn the basics about leukemia, including the main types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors.

Kathleen Frederick and her brother Tom.

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.

Blood bag before a transfusion.

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.