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Leukemia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis of leukemia begins with a medical history and physical exam. A blood sample will be examined to see if it contains cancerous white cells. Special studies are done on these cells to determine the specific type of leukemia. A bone marrow biopsy, in which a small piece of the bone marrow is removed for examination, can confirm that a person has leukemia.

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Leukemia: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Miriam P. Rogers, EdD, RN, AOCN, CNS
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/06/01

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