Leukemia And Lymphoma Ebook (PDF)

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Leukemia And Lymphoma~What Is Leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, which help fight infection. It is caused by the uncontrolled growth of these cells.

Leukemia starts in the bone marrow, which is the spongy part inside the bones where blood cells are made. The cancer cells spread to the blood that circulates in the arteries and veins.

What Are the Key Statistics About Leukemia? • The American Cancer Society estimates that 44,240 people will be diagnosed with leukemia this year. • About 21,790 people are expected to die from leukemia in the year 2007. • Leukemia is commonly thought of as a childhood disease, yet it is diagnosed 10 times more often in adults.

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