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Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. Most often, leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, but some leukemias start in other blood cell types. - The American Cancer Society

Deep Dive into Leukemia


About Leukemia

There are several types of leukemia, which are divided based mainly on whether the leukemia is acute (fast growing) or chronic (slower growing), and whether it starts in myeloid cells or lymphoid cells. Different types of leukemia have different treatment options and outlooks. For more information, visit The American Cancer Society webpage.

Maryland Treatment Cen

At the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, most forms of leukemia are treated through its Hematologic Malignancies service. This area is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians and researchers who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the blood. For more information, visit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center for more information.

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