Leukemia (ALL) (AML) (JMML) (APL) (CLL) (CML)

Cancer Localisation: Blood
Treatment: Chemotherapy

IN A NUTSHELL

Leukemia is the most common type of pediatric cancer covering about one third of pediatric cancer.

There are two main types of Leukemia:

  1. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  2. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Here is the statistical breakdown of the different leukemia types:

Full NameType (abbr)% of total Leukemias
Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaALL~75%
Acute Myeloid LeukemiaAML~20%
Juvenile Myelomonocytic leukemiaJMMLRare
Acute Promyelocytic leukemiaAPLRare
Chronic Lymphoblastic LeukemiaCLLRare
Chronic Myeloid LeukemiaCMLRare

For general information check oalso these websites:

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) / Leukemia
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) / Leukemia

 

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