Types of leukemia
Every leukemia patient is different. The cancer experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) have extensive experience in properly staging and diagnosing the disease, and developing a treatment plan that's tailored to your specific type of leukemia.
There are four main types of leukemia:
The primary differences between the four main types of leukemia have to do with their rates of progression and where the cancer develops. "Chronic" leukemia cells do not mature all the way, so they are not as capable of defending against infections as normal lymphocytes. "Acute" leukemia cells begin to replicate before any immune functions have developed.