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What is leukemia? – Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni

Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni | TED-Ed

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Stem cells found in the bone marrow are crucial for our health because they are needed to become new blood cells that sustain and protect our bodies.

But when the transformation goes wrong, harmful mutations can cause the cells to start replicating without control — a type of cancer known as leukemia.

Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni explain how this happens and how certain treatments provide hope for those suffering from the disease.

Lesson by Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni.

Animation by Zedem Media.