5 Signs And Symptoms That May Signal Leukemia
December 26, 2017 15:51
Leukemia is a rather common type of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, leukemia accounts for 3.7% of all new cancer cases in the United States. Leukemia is also the most common cancer in children and adolescents and is responsible for 1 in 3 cancer cases in this age group.
Types of leukemia
Leukemia is characterized by the production of abnormal white blood cells. The most common types of the disease are the following:
- lymphocytic leukemia – affects lymphocytes which develop into lymphatic tissue that is part of your immune system;
- myelogenous leukemia – affects myeloid cells which develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet-producing cells.