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Men and women discussing leukaemia

There are many different types of leukaemia and the treatment varies for different types. There are links on this page to our main leukaemia sections.

When you are looking for information about leukaemia, it really helps to know the proper medical diagnosis so that you can find the correct information. If you can't tell from the information below which type you need information on, you need to ask your doctor or specialist nurse.

We have sections about the 2 main types of acute leukaemia

And there are sections on the 3 main types of chronic leukaemia

Generally chronic leukaemias are slowly developing, long term conditions. Hairy cell leukaemia is a rare type of chronic leukaemia.

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Updated: 23 April 2013