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Damage to the nerves which may occur as a complication of anti-leukaemia treatment. It usually affects the peripheral nerves (nerves to the arms and legs) and may be reversible when treatment is stopped or reduced.


A condition in which there are fewer neutrophils in the blood than normal. It may be caused by high dose chemotherapy and carries an increased risk of infection.

 Neutrophil Granulocytes (Neutrophils)

Are the most abundant (40% to 75%) type within the granulocyte group of white blood cells and form an essential part of the immune system. They are formed from stem cells in the bone marrow.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

A group of lymphomas which differ in important ways from Hodgkin disease and are classified according to various features of the lymphoma cells. The disease is said to be either low grade (slowly growing) or high grade (rapidly growing) and may be treated in a variety of ways depending on the exact diagnosis.

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