Leukemia starts in blood-forming tissues and produces increased amounts of abnormal blood cells that enter the bloodstream and crowd healthy cells. There are different kinds of leukemia, with the type dependent on what blood cells becomes cancerous. Leukemia can be acute (fast-growing) or chronic (slower-growing).
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and occurs when the bone marrow creates increased amounts of immature lymphocytes. These cells cannot function like normal lymphocytes and cannot attack infection like they’re supposed to.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia refers to the type of cell that the leukemia starts from. It starts in the bone marrow but will commonly move quickly into the blood and spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes and central nervous system.
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