Accurate and precise diagnosis of leukemia is essential to effective treatment. As many as 5% to 15% of leukemia patients have been misdiagnosed before they come to MD Anderson.
We have the expertise and experience gained from being one of the most active programs in the world. Our hematopathologists (doctors who specialize in leukemia) are among the world’s most experienced and skilled experts.
Diagnosis of leukemia is based on the results of blood and bone marrow tests, including bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy.
Some cases of leukemia can be passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic counseling may be right for you. Learn more about the risk to you and your family on our genetic testing page.