chronic leukemia

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chronic leukemia

[′krän·ik lü′kēm·e·ə]
(medicine)
A leukemia in which the life expectancy is prolonged; leukemias are classified as to acute or chronic, and according to the predominant cell type; the life expectancy is highly variable depending on the latter.
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Meanwhile chronic leukaemias begin slowly with a gradual feeling of tiredness.
The chronic leukaemia form usually develops slowly while the acute variety can progress very rapidly.
At the time, the conclusion was that a chronic leukaemia had evolved into an acute one.
The doctors point out that Imatinib, a highly effective treatment for chronic leukaemia, is prescribed to patients in Fife but not across the Firth of Forth in Lothian.
Joanne Brown feared she was dying after she was diagnosed with chronic leukaemia a year ago and a bone marrow match could not be found.