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chronic leukaemia

A persistent cancer of the blood, usually of gradual onset and generally of slow progression. May be diagnosed by chance following a routine blood test and before clinical symptoms appear. The leukaemia is usually called chronic because the leukaemic cells are more mature than acute leukaemia cells. More information on chronic leukaemia can be found here.

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Last updated on April 17th, 2023

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