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Leukaemia - diagnoses

  • Types of leukaemia

    • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL):  the most common form of childhood leukaemia
    • Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML): the less common form of childhood leukaemia
    • Chronic myeloid leukaemia and juvenile chronic myeloid leukaemia (sometimes called chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia) are very rare subtypes of childhood leukaemia whose cause is unknown. They require specific treatment, which will usually include stem cell transplantation if a suitable donor is identified.

    Useful links

    Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (Australia)

      The Leukaemia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide information and support to patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood diseases. This website includes their publications on the different diseases and treatments in a number of languages. It also has information on the support services the organisation provides in Victoria, including practical assistance with accommodation and transport.

      The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (USA)

      The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a voluntary health organisation dedicated to funding blood cancer research, as well as providing education and support services in the U.S.A for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients' and their families. The website is very comprehensive, and includes their publications on the different diseases and treatments. It also has answers to frequently asked questions, recent publications, clinical trials and research findings.