Relationship to Zinc Requirement"It was found that the copper to zinc ratio was significantly higher in patients with lymphoma or acute and chronic leukemias compared to control subjects..."
Cancer of the blood cells. A disease in which too many immature white blood cells that give rise to lymphocytes are found in the blood and bone marrow. The immature white blood cells are referred to as lymphoblasts. The disease often results in the replacement of normal bone marrow with lymphoblasts that crowd out normal cells. The progression of this disease is usually rapid. ALL appears most commonly in children although it can appear in adults.
The Condition"About 3,800 new cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are diagnosed each year in the United States..."