lymphocytic leukemia


Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (such as lymphocytes) which accumulate especially in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue, and circulating blood

called also lymphatic leukemia

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Recent Examples on the Web He had been previously diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia in 2005. Greta Bjornson,, 4 Jan. 2022 Studies over the past decade have found links between toxic air pollution and higher rates of blood cancers among children, including lymphoma and acute lymphocytic leukemia. Maya Miller, ProPublica, 30 Dec. 2021 The cause was lymphocytic leukemia, said a daughter, Diana Parno. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 And not just any cancer, but some of the most aggressive forms of terminal cancer: acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Diana Tsai, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The Alabama native had battled acute lymphocytic leukemia – cancer of the blood and bone marrow, according to Mayo Clinic – since he was first diagnosed at age 4. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 Today the five-year survival rate for children with accute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is about 90%, according to the American Cancer Society. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 While living in Rye, New York, the Clelands’ daughter, Georgia, had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in March 1986. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 25 Aug. 2021 Chloe was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, which has a cure rate around 90%, in May 2020, just a few months into the pandemic. al, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of lymphocytic leukemia

1956, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2022

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“Lymphocytic leukemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for lymphocytic leukemia

lymphocytic leukemia

variants: also lymphatic leukemia or lymphoid leukemia

Medical Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (as lymphocytes) which accumulate in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue (as of the lymph nodes and spleen), and circulating blood — see acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia


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