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What are the types of childhood leukemia?

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Types of childhood leukemia include:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphocytic leukemia. ALL accounts for three out of every four cases of childhood leukemia.
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). AML is the next most common type of childhood leukemia.
  • Hybrid or mixed lineage leukemia. This is a rare leukemia with features of both ALL and AML.
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). CML is rare in children.
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CLL is very rare in children.
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). This is a rare type that's neither chronic nor acute and happens most often in children under age 4.

From: Childhood Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

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