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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 several different types leukaemia|. The four main types are:
Each type has its own characteristics and treatment.
Content last reviewed: 1 February 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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