Types of leukemia that are common in adults include chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocyctic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia, according to MedicineNet. Hairy cell leukemia is a type of the disease that strikes ad... More »

The most common acute leukemia in adults is acute myelogenous leukemia, and the most common chronic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia, states Mayo Clinic. Although these are the most common types, adults can devel... More »

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A person gets leukemia when the blood cells experience mutation in the DNA or other changes in the cells, which are still being researched, as noted by WebMD. As a result, the affected cells grow and divide rapidly in th... More »

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Studies on the extremely low frequency radiation from computers, computer monitors and other electrical devices have not shown a link to cancer or leukemia in adults, states the American Cancer Society. Children might ha... More »

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Only around 25 to 35 percent of adults with leukemia live for five years or longer after diagnosis, according to Drugs.com. The long-term survival of those afflicted with leukemia varies widely and depends on several fac... More »

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, one of the most common types of leukemia in adults, has five types of standard treatment: watchful waiting, surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy, according to the Na... More »

Breast cancer, leukemia and melanoma are three types of cancer, states the American Cancer Society. The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells causes malignancy. There are more than 100 known kinds of cancer as of 2015. More »

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