Leukemia refers to blood cell cancer, according to WebMD. It originates in the bone marrow, and it can spread to other body parts such as lymph nodes, causing pain and swelling. Leukemia causes the formation of abnormal ... More »

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According to Mayo Clinic, scientists do not understand exactly what causes leukemia, but they believe it stems from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Changes that occur within cells that have yet to be ... More »

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Doctors do not know the cause of most childhood leukemias as of 2015, and most children with leukemia do not have specific risk factors, notes the American Cancer Society. Some diseases and inherited gene mutations incre... More »

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The average five-year survival rate for leukemia is 60.3 percent as of 2010, as reported by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Survival rates can vary widely according to age of patient, severity and duration of disease,... 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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Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are the different types of blood cancers, explains the American Society of Hematology. The majority of these cancers begin in bone marrow where blood is generated. Frequently, an uncontroll... More »

Leukemia has an approximate cure rate of 40 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. The illness has an 80 to 90 percent remission rate; however, half of diagnosed patients experience recurrence following treat... More »

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