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Leukemia Quiz

Learn more about leukemia by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

1. A person with leukemia produces abnormal blood cells - usually white blood cells - that over time crowd out normal white and red blood cells, and platelets.
2. Leukemia is divided into two distinct types: acute, which progresses quickly, and chronic, which progresses more slowly.
3. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is somewhat more likely to develop in men than in women.
4. Exposure to high levels of benzene in the workplace can cause leukemia.
5. One possible symptom of acute leukemia is bruising or bleeding easily.
6. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is more likely to occur in teens ages 14 to 16.
7. One aspect that makes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) different from other forms of leukemia is a specific chromosomal defect that occurs in virtually all cases.
8. A person with acute leukemia is usually considered cured if no evidence of the disease exists one year after treatment.
Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Richard MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Date Last Reviewed: 1/31/2014
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