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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children
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Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
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Definition of leukemia: Cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream.

Estimated new cases and deaths from leukemia in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 44,270
Deaths: 21,710

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Leukemia to learn about leukemia symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
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