Acute Leukemia: The number of Leukemia cells increase rapidly. They do not carry out the functions of normal white blood cells. Worsen quickly.
Chronic Leukemia: People may not have symptoms at first. Leukemia cells may carry out the functions of white blood cells. When symptoms do appear, they are very mild and gradually get worse.
Myelogenous Leukemia: If cancerous change occurs in the marrow that produces red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, the disease is myelogenous.
Lymphocytic Leukemia: If cancerous change occurs in the marrow that produces lymphocytes, the disease in lymphocytic.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: Cancer of the bone marrow and blood. Affects blood and immune system. Most children do get cured after treatment. With the advances in technology, remission lengths have grown for adults as well.
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: Cancer of the bone marrow and the blood that progresses very quickly without treatment. Cells that are not fully developed are affected. The cells cannot carry out their normal functions. Therefore treatment is needed as soon as possible.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: Cancer of bone marrow and blood. Usually diagnosed in the chronic stage where treatment is most effective for patients.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Some CLL grow fast, while some grow slowly depending on the form it takes. With medical care, patients with CLL live long lives.
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