Leukemia: Information, Research and Support
Leukemia is the most common blood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with the disease each year. If you or someone you love is affected by leukemia, you'll want answers. Use the Leukemia Web Guide to find reliable information.
The best sources on the Web for learning about what leukemia is are reputable medical organizations, such as the Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute. You don't have to be a doctor or health professional to understand the information on these sites; most provide thorough overviews of the disease written to be accessible to the general public.
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
explains what leukemia is and covers the four types of leukemia: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Medical terms found in the text are hyperlinked to the site's glossary.
National Cancer Institute
has information for both the patient and the medical professional, so health-savvy folks or those knowledgeable about medicine can read the same information that's being given to physicians. Find a dictionary of cancer terms and news about the latest clinical trials related to leukemia.
provides leukemia information in simple, easy-to-understand language that clearly explains terms and jargon. This is the ideal site for someone who wants to learn about leukemia without wading through unfamiliar medical terms. Find information about the signs and symptoms, risk factors, screening and treatment of the disease.
has useful diagrams to explain leukemia, perfect for those who prefer visual learning. The narration and associated animations make this a good learning tool for children. Look for slides that introduce issues like symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as facts about chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
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