Leukaemia

Leukaemia

There are different types of leukaemia and the treatment you need depends on the type. Get information about the main types here. 

When you’re looking for information about leukaemia, make sure you know which type you want to know about. Ask your doctor or specialist nurse if you aren’t sure.

AML starts from young white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes in the bone marrow. Find out about who gets it, symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to cope.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) starts from young white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow. Find out about symptoms, tests to diagnose, treatments and how to cope.

CML starts in the white blood cells called granulocytes. It often develops slowly and treatment can keep it under control for many years. Find out more.

CLL affects the white blood cells called lymphocytes. It tends to develop very slowly. Find out about the treatment you might need and much more. 

Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) is a rare type of chronic leukaemia. It develops slowly from white blood cells called B lymphocytes. Find out about this type of leukaemia.

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