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looh kee mee uh

  • n  malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer

  • The theory that viruses are to blame for some forms of human cancer, especially leukemia, was strengthened last week by striking evidence gained from experiments with human .
  • It's hard not to get excited about an experimental cancer drug that shows real promise fighting chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • Physicians who deal with leukemia are reluctant to talk in terms of "breakthroughs" and "cures.
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  • Maarten van der Weijden in International Herald Tribune
    I think the leukemia taught me to think step by step,Van der Weijden said. "When you're laying in the hospital bed and feeling so much pain and feeling so tired, you don't want to think about next week or next month, you're only thinking...
  • Paul Maurice in SI.com
    It's an unusual sentence to hear - the first word is cancer, the next word is leukemia, and then everything should be all right,Toronto coach Paul Maurice said. "I'm not familiar with the condition so it was new that something like this...
  • Rihanna in The Gossip Girls (blog)
    The second time that she's helped with such a cause, Rihanna adds: "Leukemia is the most common disease children in the US die of and we need to change that. I urge everyone to sign up as a bone marrow donor with DKMS. If we have more donors, we can...

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