Origin of leukemiaModL: see leuco- and -emia
Leukemia is a cancer that forms in the tissue that makes blood. In a person that has leukemia, the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells which are called leukemia cells. They crowd the normal cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, and keep those cells from doing what they are supposed to do. There are two main types of leukemia:
- Lymphocytic leukemia - affects the lymphocytes which make lymphatic tissue. This tissue makes up the immune system.
- Myelogenous leukemia - affects the myeloid cells which make red and white blood cells and cells that make platelets.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
any of a group of cancerous diseases of the blood-forming organs, resulting in an abnormal increase in the production of leukocytes, often accompanied by anemia and enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver
also sp. leu·kae′mia
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs, usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.
(countable and uncountable, plural leukemias)
- (US) A type of malignancy affecting the blood cells or blood-forming tissues.
- (US, countable) Any specific form or type of cancer of the blood-forming tissues.
- The subjects suffered from lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias.
From German LeukÃ¤mie, from Ancient Greek Î»ÎµÏ…ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (leukos, “white") and Î±á¼·Î¼Î± (haima, “blood").
- A baby will receive antibodies through her mom's milk, and breastfeeding your baby will lower her chances of contracting meningitis, diabetes, allergies, respiratory illnesses, obesity, and childhood cancers, such as leukemia.
- Research cited on both Dr. Mercola's website and Healthy Child explain that there's a slight correlation between injections of vitamin K and the rise in childhood leukemia rates, but the correlation isn't clear or definite.
- People who are at an increased risk for developing leukemia because of proven exposure to ionizing radiation or exposure to the toxic liquid benzene, and people with Down syndrome, should undergo periodic medical checkups.
- Smoking and chewing can also cause cancers such as kidney, pancreatic, cervical, and stomach, acute myeloid leukemia, and numerous oral cancers such as lip, tongue, cheeks, gums, and the floor and roof of the mouth.
- Diseases such as Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), Chlamydia and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) are often given to animals that are at least one year old and delivered on an annual or every third year basis thereafter.