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Leukemia

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. Most often, leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, but some leukemias start in other blood cell types. Leukemia is often described as being either acute (fast growing) or chronic (slow growing). Different types of leukemia have different treatment options and outlooks.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in Adults (ALL)

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)

Leukemia in Children


Learn About Leukemia

Whether you’re worried about developing leukemia, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help.

Leukemia Treatment and Support

If you are facing leukemia, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Leukemia Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from leukemia. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today.

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with leukemia.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing leukemia?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and MyLifeLine.org.

Leukemia in the News

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Read the latest developments in leukemia.

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