What are the types of leukemia?
in chronic leukemia, the leukemia cells come from mature, abnormal cells. The cells thrive for too long and accumulate. The cells grow slowly.
acute leukemia, on the other hand, develops from early cells, called "blasts". Blasts are young cells that divide frequently. In acute leukemia cells, they don't stop dividing like their normal counterparts do.
The remaining two types refer to the type of cells in which the leukemia started from.
Myelogenous leukemia develops from myeloid cells. The disease can either be chronic or acute, referred as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), or acute myelogenous leukemia (ALL).
Lymphocytic leukemia develops from cells called lymphoblasts or lymphocytes in the blood marrow. The disease can be acute or chronic, referred as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), or acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
What is the difference between the different types of leukemia especially what makes hairy cell leukemia different from others?
There are several different types of cancers of the blood. The term for the group is Hematological malignancy. And the types of this cancer are named Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Acute myelogenous leukemia, Chronic lymphotic leukemia, Chronic myelogenous leukemia, Acute monocytic leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Leukemia is the common name for several types of cancer of the blood. There is more specific terminology that describes the specific type of leukemia a person has. There are more than a dozen variations, but the four most common are: # Acute Myelogenous (granulocytic) Leukemia (AML) # Chronic Myelogenous (granulocytic) Leukemia (CML) # Acute Lymphocytic (lymphoblastic) Leukemia (ALL) # Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Alternative Names Resources - leukemia Information The following organizations provide information on leukemia: National Cancer Institute -- www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - www.leukemia.org Reviewed By Review Date: 11/02/2010 Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Leukemia, like any other cancer starts in the DNA. Some mutation of the DNA causes physical changes in the bone marrow producing one of the many types of Leukemia. There are actually a few types of Leukemia that are so slow growing that people live their entire lives without it being diagnosed and most often die of something else.
Leukemia is the medical term you're looking for. Leukemia LEUKEMIA There are many types of cancers of the blood. Here are the scientific terms for a few: Leukemia Multiple Myeloma (MM) Lymphoma Most cancers of the blood affect the body's immunity by affecting the blood's leukocytes (white blood cells). LEUKEMIA
In cats, the Feline Leukemia virus is a highly contagious to other cats who share food bowls and litter pans. Dog Leukemia is not contagious to other dogs. Feline Leukemia is caused by a virus. In dogs, Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Like most other types of cancer, the causes of Leukemia are not well-understood, there aren't any measures to prevent Leukemia in your dog.
There are four major types of leukemia: Acute Chronic Lymphocytic Myeloid -In acute leukemia, the bone marrow cells don't mature properly. These immature cells continue to reproduce and crowd out normal cells. Some types of acute leukemia respond well to treatment and many patients are cured. Other types have a less favorable outlook. In chronic leukemia the cells look mature, but they are not really normal and they can't fight infection they way they should…
There are various things known to cause leukemia. Exposure to ionizing radiation is one. Another is certain types of viruses. Certain chemicals, including benzene, can cause it, and so, it seems, can certain types of chemotherapy. There are certain petrochemicals known to have an effect on it. There is a link below to the section on causes in a Wikipedia article.
It really depends on the type of leukemia. But there are several generalizations one can make across the board for all types. Leukemia reflects an unregulated accumulation of immature cells in the bone marrow and lymph tissue. WBC's typically >50,000 per cubic millimeter Shift to the Left # Acute myelocytic leukemia - increased blasts, increased pros and increased segs # Acute lymphocytic leukemia - Increased L-blasts, increased L-pros and no increased segs # Chronic myelocytic…
Leukemia is the general term used to describe a number of malignant diseases where the blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of leucocytes. Leucocytes are the colorless cells in blood and lymph etc. and which are important in fighting disease. CHRONIC AND ACUTE: In broad terms, leukemia is classified according to how fast it progresses: * In Chronic leukemia the cells develop slowly and the patient's condition gradually deteriorates over the years. * In Acute leukemia…
The ICD9 code for unspecified blood cancer (leukemia) is 208, "Leukemia of unspecified cell type". The specific leukemias have codes from 204-207, i.e.: (204) Lymphoid leukemia (204.0) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (204.1) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (205) Myeloid leukemia (205.0) Acute myelogenous leukemia (205.1) Chronic myelogenous leukemia (206) Monocytic leukemia (207) Other specified leukemia (207.0) Acute erythremia and erythroleukemia (207.1) Chronic erythremia (207.2) Megakaryocytic leukemia
There are 2 ways of understanding this difference. 1) Firstly, one of the causes of leucocytosis could be leukemia. But there are several other less-severe causes of leucocytosis such as infection,hemorrhage, corticosteroid treatment etc. So, leukemia is one of the types of leucocytosis. 2) Secondly, leukemia is when large number of IMMATURE WBC's are in circulation. In leucocytosis, the WBC's are normal and mature. This is a very important point of difference.
How leukemia begins depends in part on the type of leukemia present. All cancers involve an abnormal cell in the body which begins to multiple rapidly, crowding out the normal cells with immature cancerous cells. With leukemia, this abnormal cell growth is specific to bone marrow cells, but can differ a little as to which type. In lymphocytic leukemia, the bone marrow cells that are supposed to form the lymphocytes, a type of white blood…