How is leukaemia diagnosed?

10 November 2010
Because of the non-specific symptoms, leukaemia can be difficult to spot.  But once suspected it can be diagnosed easily by a routine blood test. The blood test will determine whether there are leukaemic cells in the blood.

The diagnosis will be confirmed by taking a bone marrow sample. This will give doctors more information about the type of leukaemia affecting the child, enabling them to determine the best course of treatment.

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