e asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 decade ago

What is the difference between myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemia?

What does myelogenous leukemia affect and what does lymphocytic leukemia affect?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    erika - the 2 types of leukemia begin from different body white blood cell origins. Lymphocytic leukemia begins from white blood cells called lymphocytes or immature types of lymphocytes. It commonly affects lymph nodes in the body but can invade all body tissues. "Myelogenous" leukemia involves the other 3 common types of white blood cells known as granulocytes. They are the neutrophils, eosinophils, or basophils. They behave differently and have different methods of treatment. It normally involves the bone marrow first but can go anywhere in the body.Some are able to be cured, especially lymphocytic leukemias of childhood.

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    5 years ago

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    What is the difference between myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemia?

    What does myelogenous leukemia affect and what does lymphocytic leukemia affect?

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  • 4 years ago

    Lymphoid Vs Myeloid

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi Erika,

    We have information about different leukaemias on our website, which you might find useful:

    http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Canc...

    I hope this helps.

    You can also call our cancer support specialists free on 0808 808 00 00.

    All the best.

    Source(s): Source: Macmillan Cancer Support
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