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Leukemia

Leukemia (leukaemia in Commonwealth English) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes).

It is part of the broad group of diseases called hematological neoplasms.

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