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October 29, 2021

Childhood cancer name:

Leukemia, Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)


Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers.
Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells.

Main Types:

  • Most childhood leukemias are Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
  • Most of the remaining cases are Acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • Chronic leukemias are rare in children.
Full Name Type (abbr) % of total Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ALL ~75%
Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML ~20%
Juvenile Myelomonocytic leukemia JMML Rare
Acute Promyelocytic leukemia APL Rare
Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia CLL Rare
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia CML Rare

Cancer Localisation:


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