Types of Leukemia
The major types of leukemia are:
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). This is the most common type of leukemia in young children. ALL can also occur in adults.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is a common type of leukemia. It occurs in children and adults. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults.
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). With CLL, the most common chronic adult leukemia, you may feel well for years without needing treatment.
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). This type of leukemia mainly affects adults. A person with CML may have few or no symptoms for months or years before entering a phase in which the leukemia cells grow more quickly.
Other, rarer types of leukemia exist, including Hairy Cell Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromesand Myeloproliferative Disorders.