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luˈki mi əleukemi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leukemia, leukaemia, leucaemia, cancer of the bloodnoun

    malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer

Wiktionary

  1. leukemianoun

    A type of malignancy affecting the blood cells or blood-forming tissues.

    Etymology: From Leukämie, from and .

  2. leukemianoun

    Any specific form or type of cancer of the blood-forming tissues

    The subjects suffered from lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias.

    Etymology: From Leukämie, from and .

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  1. Leukemia

    Leukemia or leukaemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid system, which are all known as hematological neoplasms. Leukemia is a treatable disease. Most treatments involve chemotherapy, medical radiation therapy, or hormone treatments. The rate of cure depends on the type of leukemia as well as the age of the patient. Children are more likely to be permanently cured than adults. Even when a complete cure is unlikely, most people with a chronic leukemia and many people with an acute leukemia can be successfully treated for years. Leukemia can affect people at any age. In 2000 approximately 256,000 children and adults around the world developed some form of leukemia, and 209,000 died from it. About 90% of all leukemias are diagnosed in adults. The name comes from the Ancient Greek λευκός leukos "white", and αἷμα haima "blood"

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Leukemia

    A progressive, malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood and bone marrow. Leukemias were originally termed acute or chronic based on life expectancy but now are classified according to cellular maturity. Acute leukemias consist of predominately immature cells; chronic leukemias are composed of more mature cells. (From The Merck Manual, 2006)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leukemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leukemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of leukemia in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Eissenberg:

    Both the laboratory and the naturalistic studies are consistent with one another, that water pipe tobacco smoke contains many toxicants, including nicotine that causes dependence, tobacco-specific nitrosamines that cause cancer, carbon monoxide that causes cardiovascular disease, and now benzene that causes leukemia, and water pipe tobacco smokers have these same toxicants in their bodies after they smoke tobacco in a water pipe.

  2. Toni Choueiri:

    The biggest message here is that if you need treatment for your cancer that could be curative -- surgery, radiation, some sort of chemotherapy -- you really still should have it, i really worry about the next two to three months when we're open, when we're more safe, and a patient is saying,' Well my stage three kidney cancer that needs surgery or my acute leukemia that needs chemotherapy, I'm going to delay until next year,'.

  3. Peter Campbell:

    We have shown that AML is an umbrella term for a group of at least 11 different types of leukemia, we can now start to decode these genetics to shape clinical trials and develop diagnostics.

  4. Stephen Gottschalk:

    The goal is to prevent gene therapy from unintentionally causing leukemia.

  5. Peter Campbell:

    What we can clearly see is that a large proportion of what will happen to a patient is written and encoded in the genetic profile of that patient's leukemia.

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