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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 out more about common and uncommon symptoms of leukaemia, plus links to trusted resources.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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