To diagnose leukemia, a doctor will usually conduct a complete blood count (CBC). This test may reveal if you have leukemic cells. Abnormal levels of white blood cells and abnormally low red blood cell or platelet counts can also indicate leukemia. If an individual tests positive for leukemia, a biopsy of the bone marrow is then done to determine which type of leukemia the person has.
Treatment depends on various factors like the person’s age, general health, and type of leukemia. He/she may receive a combination of treatments that could include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation.