Types of leukemia we treat.
There are four main types of leukemia:
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
In addition, there are other cancers of the bone marrow that we treat including Myeloma, Myelodysplatic Syndrome and Myeloproliferative disorders.
In all of these forms of leukemia, your body starts making a large number of abnormal white blood cells. These cells may not function correctly. They also displace your body’s healthy white blood cells.
In the acute forms of leukemia, the white blood cells your body makes are very immature. This form of leukemia gets worse quickly and needs immediate attention.
In the chronic forms of leukemia, the white blood cells your body makes are more mature and are still able to do some of their work correctly. This form of leukemia progresses slowly and is not as life-threatening. It may not require treatment for years.
At the Wilmot Cancer Center, we treat all forms of leukemia with the very latest protocols. We also offer many clinical trials for specific forms of leukemia, giving our patients access to novel, cutting-edge therapies often years before they become available at other centers.
For more information on these types of cancers, please visit the following pages: