Which type of blood cell increases during leukemia?
Red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets?
- Almost MaratheLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
White blood cells.
Leukemia or leukaemia is a cancer of blood and bone marrow. When a person has leukemia, the body makes too many white blood cells (leukocytes). Most of the oxygen is used to make leukocyctes. What occurs is that too little oxygen is left in the blood to make red blood cells, or to make other cells, controlling blood clotting. One of the main function of red blood cells is to move oxygen.
There are many kinds of leukemia. Leukemias are part of a bigger group of diseases, the blood cancers (hematological neoplasms).
Untreated, leukemia will lead to death within weeks to months. Chronic leukemias can last for years.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukemia
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