Glossary Term:

Title

leukemia

Phonetic

loo-<b>key</b>-me-uh

Description

cancer of the blood or blood-forming organs. There are 2 major classes of leukemia, myeloid and non-myeloid types. People with leukemia often have a very high number of white blood cells (leukocytes). See also leukocytosis, myeloid leukemia, non-myeloid cancers, white blood cells.