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BY Cynthia DeMarco

How many types of leukemia are there? What makes each one unique, and are they treated any differently? 

We went to leukemia specialist Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D., for answers to these questions and more. Here’s what he shared. 

How many different types of leukemia are there?

Quite a few. Leukemia is not just a single disease. It’s actually a diverse group of blood-based cancers that originate in the bone marrow...

Medical illustration of healthy red platelets and cancerous white blood cells drifting along inside a pink-walled capillary

BY Sister Shirley Vaughn

When I was first diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in 1989, there weren’t that many treatment options available...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated...

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow failure syndromes like myelodysplastic syndrome.

To understand the different types of stem cell transplants and how they work, we spoke with Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D. Here’s what he had to say.

What are stem cells?

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside our bones, is...

Cancerwise blog post: Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D., explains what stem cell transplants mean

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...

BY Mel Mann

In December 1997, Interferon -- the only available treatment to hold back my terminal chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) -- was failing me. After...

BY MD Anderson

Throughout the past year, our cancer patients have shared stories of their challenges and trials while revealing their determination, spirit...

BY Mel Mann

In January 1995, I sauntered into a Michigan doctor's office to get the results of some tests I had taken to find the cause of my back pain...

BY Lucy Richardson

Newlyweds Harry and Marie Moore have a lot in common.

They both share a strong faith in God, enjoy music and being outdoors, and...

BY Justin Ozuna

Before proposing to Katie, I couldn't stop thinking about how the proposal would align with my cancer diagnosis and the uncertainty of my...