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Leukaemia in children

Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children. Children with leukaemia are usually treated for 2 to 3 years. Get the facts here.

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Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a cancer that affects the formation of white blood cells. Learn about the different types, as well as symptoms and treatment options.

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) tends to develop slowly, so you could have CLL for years without noticing any symptoms or needing treatment. Learn more here.

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White blood cells

White blood cells are a vital part of your immune system, detecting and dealing with infections. Find out more more about health problems involving white blood cells.

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What is a haematologist?

A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.

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HTLV-1 infection

Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.

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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma develops when plasma cells build up abnormally in the bone marrow. Currently there's no cure but treatment is available.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer affecting about 5,000 Australians per year, including children. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.

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Blood and blood vessels

Blood flowing through the blood vessels carries oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out the components of blood.

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Stem cells

Stem cells are being researched to treat medical conditions, but they are ethically controversial in many cases. Read about stem cells on our partner pages.

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