What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer that starts in the stem cells of the blood. There are different types of 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.

Diagnosis of leukemia

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

Treatments for leukemia

Leukemia can be treated with chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and targeted therapy.

Supportive care for leukemia

Supportive care helps people meet the physical, practical, emotional and spiritual challenges of leukemia.

Leukemia statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from leukemia in a certain time frame.

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