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What is Leukemia?

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Leukemias are cancers of the blood-forming tissues, predominantly the bone marrow, with the abnormal blood cells usually showing up first in the blood stream. It may spread to more sites such as the lymph nodes and beyond. The cancerous cells, in our case lymphocytes, do not function normally and can lead to problems such as infections and bleeding.

Originally published in The CLL Tribune Q3 2015