Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login







 
News Story
Updated: 09/03/2017 08:30:00AM

How leukemia differs from other cancers

Share this story:


PHOTO PROVIDED
Leukemia is a blood cancer, mostly affecting immature white blood cells deep within bone marrow.

Text Size:


If asked to envision cancer, many people may automatically imagine tumors forming throughout the body through the uncontrolled growth of unhealthy cells. While that is a relatively accurate depiction of many types of cancers, leukemia does not fit that bill.

Unlike other “solid” cancers that originate in one part of the body, leukemia is often a cancer of the white blood cells that develop in the marrow of bones (although leukemia can form in any of the early blood-forming cells). According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, leukemia can claim a life every 10 minutes.

You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.

Subscribe to 
							the E-Edition
Get the Sun Delivered


ADVERTISEMENT