Leukemia Center

General Overview

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells and their parent cells. The word cancer refers to diseases in which certain cells in the body become abnormal and the body produces too many of these cells.

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InDepth

Find answers in our in-depth report on leukemia:

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

Living With Leukemia

In his own words: living with leukemia

Traveling with cancer

The key to traveling with cancer is to make travel preparations that will promote comfort, safeguard your health, and maintain your treatment goals as much as possible. Here are some tips to help smooth the trip.

Living With Leukemia (Continued)

Life after cancer

Surviving cancer is one of the most amazing success stories a person can have. Ending cancer treatment is exciting, but it is also challenging. There are so many questions. What happens next? Will your cancer return? How can you stay healthy?

Special Topics

Hairy cell leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare form of cancer involving white blood cells called B lymphocytes. Learn more here.

Telling your kids about your terminal illness

When a parent has a serious illness, the children hurt too. Fortunately, a host of resources are available to help parents help their kids. Read more here.

Rerun imageChildhood cancers: long-term effects of treatment

Learn more here about childhood cancers and their treatments.

Should you take part in a clinical trial?

Clinical trials enable physicians and researchers to test patients' responses to promising new drugs and treatments. Find out if a participating in a clinical trial is right for you.

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