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what are the types of leukemia in kids?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
ALL is most common: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common childhood leukemia. Although it requires aggressive therapy it is a curable type of leukemia. Acute myeloid leukemia is less common and also requires aggressive chemotherapy but is harder to cure. There are other less common types of leukemia in children as well as these.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Many: Most are acute leukemias. These include all and aml. There are other types within each of these groups. Children can also gt chronic leukemia. This is typically cml. All of these leukemias are very treatable..
Answered on Apr 7, 2016

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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4 types: They come as 2 acute and 2 chronic types of leukemias. Your hematologist/oncologist can explain the differences.
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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No: Most are not inherited.

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