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What is childhood leukemia?

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Childhood leukemia is the most common form of cancer in children and teens. About 3 out of every 4 childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia. This cancer starts in the bone marrow from early forms of white blood cells and progresses quickly. The rest are usually acute myeloid leukemia. This type of cancer  starts in another early form of blood cell and can move quickly into the blood and spread to other parts of the body.

From: What Are Blood and Bone Marrow Cancers? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What Is Bone Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Myeloma.”

American Cancer Society: “What Are the Risk Factors for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Are Bone Marrow Tests?”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Multiple Myeloma Treatment.”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Stem Cell Transplants.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 4, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What Is Bone Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Myeloma.”

American Cancer Society: “What Are the Risk Factors for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Are Bone Marrow Tests?”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Multiple Myeloma Treatment.”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Stem Cell Transplants.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 4, 2018

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