leukaemia

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leukaemia

(esp US), leukemia
an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc., and suppress the blood-forming apparatus
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However, even after extensive immunophenotyping using a broad panel of antibodies, a small and heterogeneous subset of leukaemias cannot be assigned to a particular group i.
Leukaemia is a heterogeneous group of malignancies, broadly divided into acute and chronic leukaemias with further sub- classification into lymphoid and myeloid varieties.
These cancers, which include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, occur when the production of new blood cells gets out of balance, for example if the body produces an overabundance of white blood cells.
Acute leukaemias are; acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
LEUKAEMIA is a condition we see from time to time in cats.
DEADLY leukaemia can be tackled by "taming" rogue blood cells that fuel the disease, research has shown.
DRINKING coffee during pregnancy may increase the unborn child's risk of developing leukaemia, doctors fear.
And lessons learned from how to successfully treat it are being carried into other leukaemias and cancers.
I've calmed down a little now, but I don't really understand what leukaemia is.