In a facts of leukemia and common types of leukemia. There are four most common types of leukemia are acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and chronic myeloid leukemia.
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL, also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia) is the most common type of leukemia in children, but it can also affect adults. In this type of leukemia, immature lymphoid cells grow rapidly in the blood. It affects over 6,000 people per year in the U.S.
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML, also called acute myelogenous leukemia) involves the rapid growth of myeloid cells. It occurs in both adults and children and affects about 18,000 people each year in the U.S.
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a slow-growing cancer of lymphoid cells that usually affects people over 55 years of age. It is estimated to affect about 16,000 people in the U.S. every year. It almost never occurs in children or adolescents.
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia) primarily affects adults and occurs in about 6,000 people every year in the U.S.
Less common types of leukemia account for about 6,000 cases of leukemia each year in the U.S.
- Hairy cell leukemia is an uncommon type of chronic leukemia.
- Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is another type of chronic leukemia that develops from myeloid cells.
- Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a type of myeloid leukemia that usually occurs in children under 6 years of age.
- Large granular lymphocytic leukemia (LGL leukemia) is a type of chronic leukemia that develops from lymphoid cells. It can be slow- or fast-growing.
- Acute promeylocytic leukemia (APL) is a subtype of AML.
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