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► Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Also known as: ALL

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is the most common cancer affecting children. It is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. When the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, these disrupt the balance of healthy blood cells, affecting the work of the blood in transporting essential substances throughout the body.

Treatment: Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for ALL, with a more than 80 percent cure rate. Blood or marrow transplantation may be considered for children with high-risk disease, or those with recurrent disease.


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