Information in simple English
What are the types of leukemia?
Leukemia is divided into four main types:
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL):
- Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a kind of cancer that affects blood(white blood cells) and bone marrow.
- The disease spreads quickly and over produces immature white blood cells; called lymphoblasts or leukaemic blasts; instead of mature ones.
- Its symptoms include feeling exhausted, pale color, fever, easy bruising or bleeding bone ache,
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML):
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is blood cancer that begins in the soft inner sections of the bones, in the bone marrow.However, it frequently enters the bloodstream.
- It can spread to other organs such as the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system, and testicles.
- Tiredness, shortness of breath, easy bruising and bleeding, and an increased risk of infection are all symptoms of AML.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL):
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is cancer in which the bone marrow produces an excessive number of white blood cell called lymphocytes.
- It often deteriorates over time.
- Initially, there are typically no signs or symptoms. Later on, you may experience non-painful lymph node swelling, fatigue, fever, night sweats, or weight loss for no apparent reason.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML):
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells.
- It is a blood and bone marrow disorder that is slowly advanced by time.
- Fatigue; and sweats at night are some symptoms of this type of leukemia.