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Leukemia Quiz

Learn more about leukemia by taking this quiz.

1. A person with leukemia has cancer in the blood and bone marrow and makes abnormal white blood cells. Over time, the abnormal cells crowd out normal white and red blood cells, and platelets.
2. Leukemia is divided into two distinct types: acute, which progresses quickly, and chronic, which progresses more slowly.
3. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is somewhat more likely to develop in men than in women.
4. Exposure to high levels of benzene in the workplace can cause leukemia.
5. One possible symptom of acute leukemia is bruising or bleeding easily.
6. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is more likely to occur in teens.
7. One aspect that makes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) different from other forms of leukemia is a specific chromosomal defect that occurs in virtually all cases.
8. A person with acute leukemia is usually considered cured if no evidence of the disease exists one month after treatment.

Medical Reviewers:

  • Gersten, Todd, MD
  • Sather, Rita, RN