Leukemia

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer that starts in the blood stem cells. There are many different types of leukemia and blood disorders. Learn about leukemia.

Risk factors for leukemia

Different types of leukemia have different risk factors. The risk of developing leukemia increases with age. Learn about leukemia risk.

Symptoms of leukemia

Symptoms may vary depending on whether you have an acute or chronic type of leukemia. Learn about the symptoms of leukemia.

Diagnosis of leukemia

Tests to diagnose leukemia, such as blood tests, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing leukemia.

Treatments for leukemia

Treatment for leukemia is based on the type of leukemia, your age and other factors. Learn about treatments for leukemia.

Supportive care for leukemia

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of leukemia. Learn how to cope with long-term effects of leukemia.

Research in leukemia

We are always learning more about cancer. Researchers and healthcare professionals use what they learn from research studies to develop better practices that will help find and treat leukemia. They are also looking for ways to improve the quality of life of people with leukemia.

Leukemia statistics

Learn about statistics on how many Canadians are diagnosed with leukemia and the lifetime probability of developing this cancer.