Leukaemia (paediatric)

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Chronic leukaemias are rare in childhood.

There are four main types of leukaemia:

  • acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
  • acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
  • chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).