Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is named according to the type of white blood cell which is affected and whether it is acute (faster growing) or chronic (slower growing).

The four main types of leukaemia are:

Living with leukaemia

Priti describes her experience of being diagnosed with leukaemia, including how she felt, talking to her son, and how Macmillan helped her.

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Living with leukaemia

Priti describes her experience of being diagnosed with leukaemia, including how she felt, talking to her son, and how Macmillan helped her.

About our cancer information videos

We also have information about hairy cell leukaemia (HCL), a rare type of chronic leukaemia that usually develops very slowly.