Information in simple English

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is the term used for a collection of cancers that originate in the bone marrow and impact the blood cells.

These blood cells are known as blasts or leukaemia cells because they are not fully grown.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia are the most common kinds amongst young people.

What are the symptoms of leukemia?

  • Feeling worn-out quite a few times, breathlessness, dizziness, complications, and faded skin. 
  • Lots of infections that won’t cross away. 
  • Bruising without problems or uncommon bleeding 
  • High temperature
  • Sweating at night
  • Losing weight
  • Pain for your stomach

What causes leukemia?

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Genealogy of the family
  • Radiation that is ionising
  • Certain chemical substances
  • Chemotherapy treatment in the past
  • Down syndrome: a hereditary disorder that caused a physical and developmental difficulties ranging from minor to severe.