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Leukemia

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. It is characterized by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells (WBCs), which are not fully developed and do not function properly. These abnormal cells can accumulate in the blood and …
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Red blood cells (RBCs)

Red blood cells (RBCs) are a type of blood cell that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body and carbon dioxide back to the lungs. They hold onto oxygen and carbon dioxide using a specialized protein called hemoglobin. RBCs are made in a part of the bone called the bone marrow. …
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Anemia of chronic disease

Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is a type of anemia that develops when a person has a long-standing illness that causes inflammation. Anemia means that the number of red blood cells (RBCs) or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is lower than normal. RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen from your lungs to the …
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Anemia

Anemia is a decreased amount of hemoglobin in the blood. This can be due to a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood or a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin in each RBC. Hemoglobin is a protein that allows RBCs to store oxygen and deliver it to the body. …
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