351,965 People were diagnosed with leukemia in 2012, and 265,461 died of this disease internationally (Globocan, 2012).
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Chronic myelognous leukaemia (CML)
ALL, AML, CLL and CML start in the bone marrow. It usually affects the white blood cells (WBC). However, other blood cells can also be involved. Leukemia results from changes to the DNA of stem cells in the bone marrow. These changes affect the growth and development of the mutated cells. Eventually, the leukemia cells take over the bone marrow and crowd out the normal blood cells (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
For additional information about Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
For additional information about chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
For additional information about chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
The European Leukemia Network supports research to make leukemia a curable disease. It is composed of patients and their relatives, heathcare professionals, researchers and groups.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The organization’s priorities are to fund research to advance diagnosis and treatment, implement better patient services, and promote public policy changes.
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
United States of America
Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to those whose lives have been affected by blood or lymphatic cancer. Their work extends to the welfare of families and caregivers, as well as that of patients themselves.
One Birch Court
Worcester, WR3 8SG
Tel: 01905 755977
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Established in Queensland, Australia in 1975, today the Foundation has offices in all states and territories united by a Vision to Cure, and Mission to Care.
Freecall: 1800 620 420
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include contact number)
Mail: GPO Box 9954 In your capital city
Founded In 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.
Leukemia Research Foundation
3520 Lake Ave., Ste 202,
Wilmette, IL 60091
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides a myriad of services – totally free of charge – to children battling cancer and their families. The mission of The Childhood Leukemia Foundation (CLF) is to educate, empower and raise awareness and the necessary funds to support programs that benefit children living with cancer. CLF’s programs improve health literacy, increase self-esteem and empower cancer victims with hope.
CLF’s goal is to help children and families living with cancer by assisting them in managing their care and improving the quality of their lives. The Childhood Leukemia Foundation seeks to simplify otherwise taxing responsibilities using programs that are designed to educate and entertain while undergoing treatment.
José Carreras, a former cancer survivor himself, created the Josep Carreras Leukemia Foundation with the mission to make leukaemia a curable disease for every individual globally. With headquarters located internationally, the foundation strives to share their mission to fight until there is a cure for leukaemia.
Muntaner 383, 2nd Floor 08021 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 414 55 66
Fax: + 34 93 201 05 88