10 Interesting Facts about Leukemia

How did leukemia get its name?

Leukemia is a fitting name for this disease. It’s believed the medical world has known about leukemia for about 1,500 years. The name is derived from an Ancient Greek word that means “white blood.” Historical records show that 5th century doctors were able to recognize the disease, but treatment options were not available until much later, in the 19th century.

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