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There are several types of leukemia cancers and they are acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and chronic myeloid leukemia. Leukemia does not have a certain time span of development; it all depends on the type of cancer a patient is diagnosed. Adults and mostly children develop acute cancers, which grow rapidly in the human body. Adults mostly develop chronic cancers, which grower slower than acute cancers. Leukemia can be curable, but it can be difficult, however, if it is diagnose at an easy stage it can be controlled.
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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) on the other hand affects myeloid cells and tends to develop slowly at first. As well as CLL, it mainly affects adults, and is a disease that is accounted for nearly 5,000 new cases each year. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) affects myeloid cells, just as CML disease. This type of disease grows quickly and occurs in both children and adults, with 13,000 cases each year. Acute Lymphocytic (lym... ... middle of paper ... ... improvement has occurred within the years to better the health of patients with leukemia.