Leukemia occurs when the cells that form in the bone marrow and other blood-forming tissues crowd the healthy ones. There are many different types of leukemia, depending on the type of cells that has become cancerous, the blood-forming tissue affected, and how fast the sickness develops.
In most cases, experts classify leukemia by how fast it progresses and the type of white blood cells affected. For the first category, there is acute and chronic leukemia:
Sadly, some cases of leukemia are a result of exposure to high radiation during therapy. If you believe a leukemia diagnosis has resulted from medical malpractice, the team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action.