Types of Leukemia – List of Common and Rare Leukemia Types

Leukemia is one of the most complex types of cancer, and there are many types and subtypes. Not all of them are common, but if we want to study leukemia, we should understand a bit or each and their differences.

Leukemia can be divided into the following types:

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

It is a rapidly progressing type of leukemia where healthy cells are replaced by immature cells that divide rapidly and replace fully functional white blood cells. Immature cells in acute lymphoblastic leukemia are lymphocytes, and they typically invade tissues and organs, including the lymph nodes and the liver.

In this type of leukemia, patients have more B cells than T cells, and even though the onset can occur at any age, it is more common under the age of 15 years old and in older adults. If you want to read more about this type of leukemia, we have written a special article for that purpose.