Bone marrow Cancer

Leukemia

What it is

  1. Leukemia is cancer that originates in blood-forming tissue. The disease is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes), in the bone marrow.

Types

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

who is at risk?

Everybody is at risk. Children of parents who have bone marrow cancer are at higher risk. Also if it runs in your family or have genetic disorders.

If you were exposed to radiation you are also at risk.

survival rate

60.3 percent of survival rate

Treatment

  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Radiation therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy