Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

AML starts from young white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes in the bone marrow. Find out about who gets it, symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to cope.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) starts from young white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow. Find out about symptoms, tests to diagnose, treatments and how to cope.

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

CML starts in the white blood cells called granulocytes. It often develops slowly and treatment can keep it under control for many years. Find out more.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

CLL affects the white blood cells called lymphocytes. It tends to develop very slowly. Find out about the treatment you might need and much more. 

Hairy cell leukaemia

Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) is a rare type of chronic leukaemia. It develops slowly from white blood cells called B lymphocytes. Find out about this type of leukaemia.

Last reviewed: 
06 Mar 2020
Next review due: 
06 Mar 2023
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