Leukemia—Patient Version

Overview

线上二八杠Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the blood cells. The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancer and whether it grows quickly or slowly. Leukemia occurs most often in adults older than 55, but it is also the most common cancer in children younger than 15. Explore the links on this page to learn more about the types of leukemia plus treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of leukemia.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for leukemia.

Statistics

Leukemia Statistics | Did You Know?

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care