Listed below are the types of leukemia that we treat at our facility.
Please note that the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC is only able to offer care to patients residing in Canada. International visitors may find useful information on these pages which they can discuss with their own physicians.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer in which immature white blood cells overgrow in the blood and bone marrow space. ALL is a common form of leukemia in children but is responsible for only 20% of adult acute leukemias.
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is a disease in which there is cancerous overgrowth of immature blood cells within the bone marrow and blood. This leads to impairment in the production of the normal blood components – red cells, white cells and platelets. This results in many of the symptoms seen at the time of diagnosis including fatigue, fever, night sweats, easy bruising or unusual bleeding.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a slow-growing cancer of the lymphocyte, which normally resides in the blood, bone marrow, lymph glands and spleen.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a disorder characterised by overgrowth of all three of the components of blood, namely red cells, white cells and platelets, all of which contain a specific chromosomal abnormality called the Philadelphia chromosome.