There are several types of leukemia – they include acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Leukemia begins in the bone marrow where blood cells are produced. Leukemia can occur suddenly or gradually, which can help you figure out if it is acute or chronic.

After watching Michael Linares, RN present the differentiation of ALL, CLL, AML, and CML, see if you can answer the following questions below!

  1. What are the lab values? Will your platelets increase or decrease?
  2. What are the symptoms that a patient with leukemia will present with?
  3. Where is the site of origin for ALL, CLL, AML, and CML?

HT: Simple Nursing

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