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Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells.
Usually, people with leukaemia have more white blood cells than normal. These leukaemia cells behave differently from healthy white blood cells.
There are four main types of leukaemia:
Each type of leukaemia has its own characteristics and treatment.
Content last reviewed: 1 January 2013
Next planned review: 2015
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