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Is there are a relationship between acute leukemia and chronic leukemia?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: From bone marrow

Both originate from an early stem cell found in the bone marrow although the more mature lymphocytes later spend most of their life span outside of the bone marrow in lymph nodes, thymus and spleen.

In brief: From bone marrow

Both originate from an early stem cell found in the bone marrow although the more mature lymphocytes later spend most of their life span outside of the bone marrow in lymph nodes, thymus and spleen.
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Dr. Michael Dugan
In the case of chronic myeloid leukemia, the disease can transform to an acute illness as part of the natural history
Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Oftentimes

Sometimes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) accelerates or turns to blast crisis (acute leukemia).
Rarely chronic lymphoid leukemia transforms to more aggressive version as well.

In brief: Oftentimes

Sometimes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) accelerates or turns to blast crisis (acute leukemia).
Rarely chronic lymphoid leukemia transforms to more aggressive version as well.
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