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What Do You Know About Leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. A person with leukemia produces abnormal blood cells - usually white blood cells. These cells grow out of control and crowd out the normal blood cells. Find out more about leukemia by taking the following quiz, based on information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

1. Leukemia is categorized as chronic or acute.
2. Leukemia affects either a type of white cell called a lymphocyte or a type of bone marrow cell called a myeloid cell.
3. Getting too little calcium in your diet is a risk factor for leukemia.
4. Symptoms of leukemia can be similar to those of an infection.
5. The medical specialist who treats leukemia is an endocrinologist.
6. Many people with acute leukemia can be cured.
7. Leukemia is just one of several cancers of the blood.
Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Rick, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Date Last Reviewed: 1/31/2014
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