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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



chronic leukemia  listen  (KRAH-nik loo-KEE-mee-uh)

  A slowly progressing cancer that starts in blood-forming tissues such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of white blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream.

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