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How are chronic myeloproliferative disorders related to acute leukemia?

Some cases of chronic myeloproliferative disorders can develop into acute leukemia. Acute leukemia is a fast-growing cancer that produces an excessive number of white blood cells. It develops in blood-forming tissue such as bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Acute leukemia is an advanced stage of this disease, but all types of leukemia are treatable.

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