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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for a 14 year old to get leukemia ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Yes: Leukemia can affect a child if any age , with the most common leukemia, ALL, occurring between the ages of 2 and 9, however, if the child is outside that range, the chances of more severe leukemia increase. There are many different types of leukemia - please see your doctor immediately if you have any concerns about this
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: If you are worried about this diagnosis, the question is why? You should get the question answered by your doctor who will do blood tests and explain the results to you. Don't jump to conclusion by reading something online and get scared. Confirm or relieve yourself of the fear by going to an expert doctor.
Last updated Jan 16, 2020
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