If you've ever seen A Walk to Remember or read My Sister's Keeper (and who hasn't?) then you're already somewhat familiar with the term “leukemia.”
A blood-based cancer, leukemia occurs when bone marrow cells start dividing and multiplying at a rapid pace, severely limiting the body's ability to produce red and white blood cells. In 2014, an estimated 387,000 people in the U.S. were living with a form of leukemia, according to the National Cancer Institute. And as we've seen in the movies, leukemia can be fast-acting, debilitating, and extremely lethal.
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