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Quiz: Introduction to Leukemia

  1. Leukemic cells look different than normal cells and do not function properly.
  2. In both men and women, leukemia incidence is highest among Asians, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans, and lowest among whites.
  3. Blasts are immature blood cells that cannot carry out the normal function of mature cells.
  4. When leukemia develops, the body produces fewer blood cells than the body needs.
  5. In acute leukemia, blasts are relatively more mature and they can carry out some normal functions.
  6. When leukemia affects myeloid cells, it is called lymphocytic leukemia.
  7. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of leukemia in young children and it never affects adults.
  8. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is sometimes called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL).
  9. HTLV-1 (Human T-cell Leukemia Lymphoma Virus) is more common in the United States than other countries.
  10. Unlike some cancers, such as lung cancer and esophageal cancer, leukemias have nothing to do with smoking.