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(Science: haematology) An acute or chronic disease of unknown cause in man and other warm blooded animals that involves the blood forming organs, is characterised by an abnormal increase in the number of leucocytes in the tissues of the body with or without a corresponding increase of those in the circulating blood and is classified according of the type leucocyte most prominently involved. Malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer.Cancer of leucocytes, resulting in dangerous growth of ineffective and immature white blood cells en masse, leaving the weakened immune system susceptible to infection.

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by bombermum
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Tissue cells and cancers.

... latent in some B cells in the body (as well as some other cell types), and if there is a prolonged immune suppression, these cells may cause acute leukaemia when they start to divide because the weakened immune system cannot keep the virally immortalized cells at bay. Hope this helps as well!

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... figure out the nomenclature of cell lineages in white blood cells. i've been tryin to figure out someones blood morphology who has acute myeloid leukaemia and i know normally patients with AML have blasts in the blood, but... what is confusing me is trying to figure the difference between a myeloblast, ...

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What is cancer?(in genral)

... as for treatment the only cancers we have a good hope of 'curing' with chemotherapy and radiotherapy alone is testicular cancer and leukaemia... but i think it's still pretty true that surgery is the only way to cure cancer for most cancers and if that doesn't work then the tumour ...

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by Revenged
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:34 pm
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Topic: What is cancer?(in genral)
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Recent discovery in stem cell research.

... actually - we all probably remember how it went when they used retroviral vectors to cure immunodeficiencies in children: many of them developed leukaemia even though the initial condition was cured. And it is not just cancer, disturbances in the regulation of gene expression can have numerous ...

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Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:29 am
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Topic: Recent discovery in stem cell research.
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