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  • And he prayed that his family would be protected from the atom bomb disease called leukemia.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • Leukemia outbreaks among children were reported.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I have leukemia, she thought, I am dying of leukemia, like my cousin Tadeusz, and all of Dr. Blackstock’s treatment is only a kindly masquerade.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But the most chilling coincidence — the one that gave me an eerie feeling — was that he died of leukemia, cousin of the same degenerative disease that was coursing through me.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Trust me when I tell you that everything can go from fine and dandy to dark and depressing faster than you can say "acute lymphoblastic leukemia."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • She hears the words childhood leukemia, or maybe he says lymphoma, and what’s the difference anyway?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He’d always had leukemia.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • She had leukemia; she’d known it since last summer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • He got leukemia and died when we were up in Maine, on July 18, 1946.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • She had leukemia, but I never saw her in my heaven.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones

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  • There was Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • At age eighty-three, my dad was diagnosed with leukemia.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But my kid brother died of leukemia when he was just 17 years old.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Spencer was on the yearbook staff, in all of the school plays, and was taking five AP classes this year; Melissa did all those things her junior year plus worked at their mother’s horse farm and trained for the Philadelphia marathon for leukemia research.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • She described Joseph, a leukemia patient who’d missed school for treatment and had the hardest time understanding fractions.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • A doctor in Boston had invented a new drug to treat leukemia.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Over the years, the appearance of "purple spots," tiny surface hemorrhages symptomatic of leukemia, came to be dreaded by hibakusha.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • She was dying of leukemia.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Hoerni bristled, before admitting that he’d been diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a fatal form of leukemia.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He slid the needle into the forearm of a woman who’d recently been hospitalized for leukemia, then pushed the plunger, injecting about five million of Henrietta’s cells into her arm.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Through an unknown mechanism, it inhibited the reproduction of the virus responsible for myelogenous leukemia.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • And one guy’s brother died of leukemia when he was in third grade.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • It caused bone cancer and leukemia.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She will miss all of these moments, and a thousand more—not because of a tragedy like a car accident or childhood leukemia—but because Shay Bourne made the decision that she didn’t deserve any of these things.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The doctors said she’d died from leukemia, but Mom thought it was radioactive poisoning.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • A blood cancer? A leukemia?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • We were in this crowded room with a lot of other people on phones, making cold calls to raise money for leukemia research.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • And in 1931 a disease that up to then even he had never heard of,leukemia, caused his death in a matter of weeks, at the age of fifty-two.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • It doesn’t do a person any harm not to be radiated; in fact it’s a bit safer — leukemia and some types of cancer are almost unknown there.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • As a little girl she was (hit by a car oh god i could never stand anything like that again like aileen but what if he’s sick really sick cancer spinal meningitis leukemia brain tumor like john gunther’s son or muscular dystrophy oh jeez kids his age get leukemia all the time radium treatments chemotherapy we couldn’t afford anything like that but of course they just can’t turn you out to die on the street can they and anyway he’s all right all right all right you really shouldn’t letů
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • They weren’t saying it was cancer or leukemia but they weren’t saying it wasn’t.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • I have leukemia, she thought, I am dying of leukemia, like my cousin Tadeusz, and all of Dr. Blackstock’s treatment is only a kindly masquerade.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He had leukemia.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • "I’m afraid," Dan said, "that Pete is slipping into leukemia."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Of course she didn’t have leukemia.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • I wish Thomas Stone had this leukemia instead of you.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • By now Sadako realized that she had leukemia, but she also knew that some patients recovered from the disease.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • Grandmother, grandfather, uncle, aunt, some had a parent, rarer was a sister or brother lost young to an illness—a heart irregularity—leukemia—an unpronounceable disease.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I have leukemia from the bomb.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • "But you can’t have leukemia," Sadako said  quickly.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • I think it’s there to answer the really hard questions that arise when the world doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to—like when your child dies of leukemia, or you’re fired after twenty years of hard work.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It turned out that at the age of thirty-one, Moore had hairy-cell leukemia, a rare and deadly cancer that filled his spleen with malignant blood cells until it bulged like an overfilled inner tube.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • One of the swans, a small male considerably less agile and scruffier than the others, had also been injured near the eye—doubtless in encounter with some savage Brooklyn biped—and was left with a walleyed appearance that reminded Sophie of her cousin Tadeusz from Lodz, who had died many years before, at thirteen, of leukemia.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It killed the virus of polio, rabies, leukemia, and the common wart.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • I am not entirely sure what all she said, but what I heard was, leukemia.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Leukemia is a disease of the blood, one that runs its course throughout a person’s body.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Sometimes on his lunch hour he would go and sit in his red Fiat and think about the daughter he had lost to leukemia.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • These were long days, but eventually the does figured out that my daughter didn’t have leukemia.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Though he died of leukemia, it now felt to me as if he’d given up his life from the time we were infants so that Shiva and I should have ours.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They seemed to be blood bruises, but his blood tests did not suggest leukemia.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
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