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Welcome to The Cancer Information Network
Introduction
    The diagnosis of leukemia bring with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers.
This section of the Cancer Information Network is arranged to provide answers to some of these questions and assist patients and their caregivers in finding additional resources....
  Questions about cancer or its treatment? Get answers from a board-certified oncologist.   Please visit our Ask An Oncologist service.

Understanding Leukemia: An Overview - Basic general information about leukemia, its diagnosis, and treatment.

Leukemia Overview - General Leukemia information from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Detailed diagnostic and treatment information for different types of Leukemia also provided in its subdirectories. 

Focus on Leukemia - General information on Leukemia provided by healthcare professionals from FocusOnCancer.com.

The Myeloproliferative Disorders - Information on Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM), Myelofibrosis (MF), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (CML).

Facts and Figures - Facts and Figures on Leukemia from the American Cancer Society.

Living with Leukemia - This article from M.D. Anderson Comprehen- sive Cancer Center will help you better understand Leukemia. 

CML Help - CMLHelp.org is a comprehensive resource for patients and
families living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

 


Atlas of Acute Leukemia (AML and ALL) - Provided by the Leukemia Library of Medicine Online. 

Ten Best Readings on Leukemia - Recommended by Dr. Lynn C. Moscinski from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

General Encyclopedia of Leukemia - From the HealthCentral.com.  Include a gallery of pathology slides.

Leukemia Survival Curves - Provides information on the prognosis of Leukemia (ALL) according to scientific studies. 

Oncology Glossary - Explanation of commonly used Oncology terms. 

Diagnosis

Acute Leukemia Diagnosis  - Slide show provided by the Univ. of California at Davis. 

Myelodysplastic Syndrome  - Provides an overview of myelodysplatic syndromes (Pre-Leukemia Syndrome), their stages of development and treatment options. 

Diagnosis of Leukemia  - Basic Information on diagnosis of leukemia provided by the National Institute of Health

Leukemia: Online Diagnosis  - Online diagnosis of leukemia based on the patient's individual symptoms, from The National Medical Society

A Systematic Study of Knowledge Base Refinement in the Diagnosis of Leukemia  - This review gives a brief explanation of the background of traditional decision making regarding diagnosis and how the process of gaining knowledge for the desired expert system was achieved.

Understand Bone Marrow Biopsy  - The article is written to help patients to understand pathology report from biopsies.  It also has information on how to read a bone marrow biopsy result.

 
Treatments 

Leukemia Management Manual  - Information for healthcare professionals from the BC Cancer Agency Cancer Management Manual. Explore guidelines for the diagnosis, classification and treatment of leukemia. Includes link to patient information resources.

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Treatment  - Information on ALL treatment provided by National Cancer Institute for healthcare professionals. 

Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Treatment  - Information on AML treatment provided by National Cancer Institute for healthcare professionals. 

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Treatment  - Information on CLL treatment provided by National Cancer Institute for healthcare professionals

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Treatment  - Information on CLL treatment provided by National Cancer Institute for healthcare professionals

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Treatment  - Information on CML treatment provided by National Cancer Institute for healthcare professionals

Leukemia in Children: 21 Century Treatment  - Information on Leukemia treatment for Pediatric patients provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Bone Marrow Transplant and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant - Answers to frequently asked questions about BMT and peripheral blood stem cell transplant.

GleevecTM (STI 571) Information - STI571, also called GleevecTM, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an oral treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).nfo

FDA Approval of GleevecTM as a Treatment for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia  - Information on GleevecTM and its clinical use for CML treatment.
 
Other

Leukemia Research Foundation - Foundationís Mission: To conquer leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Fighting blood-related cancers. 

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation - a multi disciplinary, international organization devoted to the prevention, treatment, and study of the myelodysplastic syndromes. 

My Timeline - A brief log of a patient's diagnosis and treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and GVHD after bone marrow transplant. 

Parent's Response to Diagnosis of Childhood Leukemia - This information center has been created especially for parents and others caring for a child with leukemia.

 

 
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At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
 
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
  Ask a Physician - From Mayo Health - Do you have specific questions or concerns? Click here to ask a specialist, or browse frequently asked questions about cancer.
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