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Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Acute

Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal.
The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.".

In brief: Acute

Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal.
The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.".
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