You're been inactive for a while. For security reason, we'll automatically sign you out from our website. Please Click "Login" to extend your session
Access your patient history, lab results, future appointments and more.
New to Bumrungrad?
Explore the latest news and easily book appointments with our world-class doctors.
Already have an account?
البحث عن طبيب
طلب تحديد موعد
نحن نعالج الترجمة
Leukemia is a cancer which starts in the bone marrow — when white blood cells grow abnormally without a clear cause. The presence of these cells interferes with the creation of other new regular cells within bone marrow, and causes a reduced count of red blood cells, normal white blood cells, and platelets. This can cause the sufferer to become anemic, experience unusual bleeding, experience sped up blood flow, and cause the patient more susceptible to infection. In addition to this, the cancer can spread to other areas of the body, such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes.
Leukemia is a particularly aggressive type of cancer, found across all ages but most commonly among the elderly. It is also one of the ten most common cancers found in Thailand.
There are different types of leukemia, but they can be separated into two main categories, based on duration and cancer cell type.
Types of leukemia by duration: