Skip To The Main Content

What Do You Know About Leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. A person with leukemia produces abnormal blood cells - usually white blood cells. These cells grow out of control and crowd out the normal blood cells. Find out more about leukemia by taking the following quiz, based on information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

1. Leukemia is categorized as chronic or acute.
2. Leukemia affects either a type of white cell called a lymphocyte or a type of bone marrow cell called a myeloid cell.
3. Getting too little calcium in your diet is a risk factor for leukemia.
4. Symptoms of leukemia can be similar to those of an infection.
5. The medical specialist who treats leukemia is an endocrinologist.
6. Most people with acute leukemia can be cured.
7. Leukemia is just one of several cancers of the blood.
FYH

MetroWest Medical Center provides advanced medicine and personalized care, right here in your community.

Click here to read our Community Newsletter

heartvascular

The Center for Heart & Vascular Services. At the forefront of heart and vascular disease for more than 25 years.

Learn More

inquicker-metrowestmedicalcenter-widget-230x200_2014_v1r1