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Can you please tell me how myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemia differ?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Cell type

The difference between these types of leukemia is the cell type they are derived from. Lymphocytic leukemias arise from cells in the bone marrow that give rise to the normal lymphocytes-a type of white blood cell.
Myelogenous leukemias arise from bone marrow cells that give rise to the other cell types in the bone marrow. Each of these types can occur in forms known as acute and chronic.

In brief: Cell type

The difference between these types of leukemia is the cell type they are derived from. Lymphocytic leukemias arise from cells in the bone marrow that give rise to the normal lymphocytes-a type of white blood cell.
Myelogenous leukemias arise from bone marrow cells that give rise to the other cell types in the bone marrow. Each of these types can occur in forms known as acute and chronic.
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