Leukemia (Cancer of the Blood)


Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Blood cells originate and develop inside Bone marrow, in bones. Red blood cells serve the purpose of transportation of oxygen and nutrients through blood circulation system inside body.

White blood cells fight germs and infections and platelets help to stop bleeding.  Leukemia is caused when white blood cells multiply uncontrollably and outnumber red blood cells. Leukemias are the most common type of childhood cancers.

Leukemia further classified into:

  1. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and
  2. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Tomorrow we will cover ALL or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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