- Leukaemia develops when white blood cells, which reside in our bone marrow (the soft tissue inside our bones), grow abnormally
- In 2021, it’s estimated that 4,903 men and women will be diagnosed with leukaemia in Australia
- 1 in 61 Australians will be diagnosed with leukaemia by the age of 85
- Leukaemia is classified based on whether it is acute or chronic. Acute leukaemia develops and progresses rapidly, while chronic leukaemia appears gradually and grows slowly over months to years
Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer which develops in white blood cells.
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