Types of Leukemias and Lymphomas

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Fact sheet: Also called: acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphoid leukemia, ALL

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), white blood cells, produced in bone marrow, are abnormal and do not become healthy cells.

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

In acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), the bone marrow produces too many cells called promyelocytes.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymph system (part of the immune system) and causes affected lymph nodes to get larger. This cancer may spread to the spleen, liver, bone marrow or lungs.

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, proliferative disorder of dendritic cells. Dendritic cells are a type of immune cell that can be found in various tissues in the body. In LCH, the dendritic cells (also called Langerhans cells or histiocytes) multiply and cause damage to the tissue where they are located.

Myelodysplasia (MDS)

Myelodysplasia (MDS) refers to a group of disorders in which the bone marrow does not function normally and produces insufficient number of normal blood cells.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the group name for all types of lymphomas except Hodgkin lymphoma.