Frequently Asked Questions

4. What are the most common types of leukemia?

There are four common types of leukemia. They are chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and acute lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia are diagnosed more often in older adults. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is found more often in children.

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Learn more about chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Learn more about acute myeloid leukemia.