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Leukemia

  • By: Angela J. Garner & Jennifer Goldkamp
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood that causes the cell lines in bone marrow to grow abnormally. This term refers mostly to white blood cells (leukocytes) and is used rarely in reference to red blood cells and platelets. White blood ...

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