Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells and their parent cells. The word cancer refers to diseases in which certain cells in the body become abnormal and the body produces too many of these cells.
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Living With Leukemia (Continued)
Surviving cancer is one of the most amazing success stories a person can have. Ending cancer treatment is exciting, but it is also challenging. There are so many questions. What happens next? Will your cancer return? How can you stay healthy?
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Clinical trials enable physicians and researchers to test patients' responses to promising new drugs and treatments. Find out if a participating in a clinical trial is right for you.