Researchers are conducting clinical trials in many parts of the country. Clinical trials test an intervention such as a drug, therapy, medical device, or behavior in many people to see if it is safe and effective. Clinical trials already have led to advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective ways to treat and diagnose leukemia.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old.
Leukemia Starts in Bone Marrow
Leukemia usually begins in the bone marrow,
Sickle Cell Disease Monitoring
CDC is working to improve the lives of people with sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited blood disorder. Learn about CDC’s SCD monitoring projects, and find a suite of online resources that can help you or someone you know live healthy with SCD.
More than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year.
Rate of new cases of melanoma doubled from 1982 to 2011.
Using proven community prevention programs could avoid an estimated 21,000 new melanoma cases each year.
What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer.
What Screening Tests Are There?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded there is not enough evidenceexternal icon to recommend for or against routine screening (total body examination by a doctor) to find skin cancers early.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning