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  • cases of leukemia
  • According to the estimates of the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately 4, 400 new cases of leukemia were diagnosed in the year 2000, 2, 600 in men and 1, 800 in women. (encyclopedia.com)
  • WBCs
  • But in leukemia, WBCs turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs, which then interfere with the body's ability to work as it should. (kidshealth.org)
  • But in leukemia, WBCs turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't. (kidshealth.org)
  • develop chronic
  • Veterans who develop chronic B-cell leukemias and were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service do not have to prove a connection between their disease and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation. (va.gov)
  • closely related
  • Similar to the closely related pediatric disease juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a large fraction of CMML cases display hypersensitivity to granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in vitro, which likely contributes to the monocytosis characteristic of the disease [ 11-13 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • blood
  • Sorry about the digression, the answer is 'yes,' in some circumstances, it is possible to contract leukemia from a blood transfusion. (bio.net)
  • benzene
  • Being exposed to benzene or large doses of ionizing radiation have caused leukemia in some people. (cdc.gov)