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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.

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Leukaemia in children

Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children. Children with leukaemia usually need treatment for two to three years. Learn more about leukaemia in children.

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Leukaemia symptoms

Leukaemia symptoms are often mild at first, but slowly worsen over time. Find more about leukaemia symptoms.

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Leukaemia diagnosis

Many of the symptoms of leukaemia are quite general and can be caused by a range of illnesses. Find out more about leukaemia diagnosis.

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Leukaemia treatment

Treatment for leukaemia is usually provided by a team of health professionals from different backgrounds. Learn more about leukaemia treatment and side effects.

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What causes leukaemia?

Doctors are not sure what causes leukaemia. But there are risk factors to be considered. Learn more about the risk factors.

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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

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.

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Blood disorders

Information on blood disorders, plus links to trusted resources.

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Cancer

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Read about the different types and symptoms.

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