Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "leukaemia"

Leukaemia

Leukaemia affects the formation of white blood cells. Not all types of leukaemia are curable and there are several risk factors and treatment types.

Read more

Leukaemia in children

Trusted information on leukaemia in children including, types, treatments and living with childhood leukaemia plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

Leukaemia symptoms

Leukaemia symptoms are often mild at first, but slowly worsen over time. Find out more about common and uncommon symptoms of leukaemia, plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

Leukaemia diagnosis

Symptoms of leukaemia are quite general and make a definite diagnosis of leukaemia, a number of tests need to be done. Find out more about test options, plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

Leukaemia treatment

The treatment given depends on your age and health, the type of leukaemia, how far it has progressed. Find out more about treatments options, side effects of treatment and palliative care, plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

What causes leukaemia?

Trusted information on what causes leukaemia including abnormal genes, risk factors like life style choices and smoking, plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Multiple myeloma

Myeloma, or multiple myeloma, is a type of cancer of cells called plasma cells. When plasma cells grow abnormally and build up in the bone marrow, they are known as myeloma cells.

Read more

Blood disorders

Information on blood disorders, plus links to trusted resources.

Read more

Cancer

Trusted information about cancer, including types, just diagnosed and living with, as well as links to trusted resources.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo