What cells are involved in acute leukemia?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The white blood cells are the cells actively involved. Leukemia cells are altered white blood cells (aka blasts.) The type of leukemia dictates which exact type of WBC is involved (ALL- lymphocytes, AML- monocytes.)

    The other blood cells, though, can be affected. The increasing leukemia cells crowd out the good white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells.

    Source(s): Work in pediatric oncology.
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