What is leukemia?
In Canada, there was an estimated 6,900 new cases of leukemia in 2020.
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Why the type of leukemia matters
There are four major types of leukemia. Within each type of leukemia, there can be several subtypes. The treatment for leukemia varies significantly according to the type or subtype and whether it progresses quickly (acute) or slowly (chronic). You may find that learning about your diagnosis once you know the type and subtype of leukemia involved will help you better understand the disease and its treatment.
Four main types of leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
Other types of leukemia
Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN)
B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL)
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL)