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What's the difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Different cells
Myeloid cells and cancer (eg, aml, cml) are different than lymphoid cells and cancer (eg, all, cll).
Just as breast cancer and colon cancer are different. Of course they are bone marrow cancers with blood cells and the differences are not like the solid tumor differences i mentioned above. The disease course and treatments are different based on the diagnosis and other factors.

In brief: Different cells
Myeloid cells and cancer (eg, aml, cml) are different than lymphoid cells and cancer (eg, all, cll).
Just as breast cancer and colon cancer are different. Of course they are bone marrow cancers with blood cells and the differences are not like the solid tumor differences i mentioned above. The disease course and treatments are different based on the diagnosis and other factors.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
In brief: Different cells
These are cancers of two different types of blood cells: lymphocytes and myeloid cells.
Myeloid cells are represented by a more heterogenous population of cells including neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes, megakaryocytes, each causing different types of leukemia. These leukemias can also be acute or chronic. Generally, lymphocytic is better than myeloid, and chronic better than acute.

In brief: Different cells
These are cancers of two different types of blood cells: lymphocytes and myeloid cells.
Myeloid cells are represented by a more heterogenous population of cells including neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes, megakaryocytes, each causing different types of leukemia. These leukemias can also be acute or chronic. Generally, lymphocytic is better than myeloid, and chronic better than acute.
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