Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects lymphoid cells and grows quickly. Leukemic blast cells usually collect in the bone marrow and blood. More than 6,000 Americans will be diagnosed with ALL in 2013. Most (more than 3,600) will be ...1

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Symptoms of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Signs and symptoms of adult ALL include fever, feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding. The early signs and symptoms of ALL may be like the flu or other common diseases. Check with your doctor if you have any of ...2

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Complications of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

As the number of leukemia cells increases in the blood and bone marrow, there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This may cause infection, anemia, and easy bleeding. The cancer can also spread ...3

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Causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). In ALL, too many stem cells become lymphoblasts, B lymphocytes, or T lymphocytes. These cells ...4

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Causes List for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Some possible causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Risk Groups for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Key Points

  • In childhood ALL, risk groups are used to plan treatment.
  • Relapsed childhood ALL is cancer that has come back after it has been treated.

In childhood ALL, risk groups are used ...6

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Diagnosis of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect (find) and diagnose adult ALL. The following tests and procedures may be used:

  • Physical exam and history : An exam of the body to check general signs of health ...
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Genetics of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

ABL family genes activated by translocation in a subset of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases. ...Source: NCI (NIH)7 ...

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Risk Factors for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Previous chemotherapy and exposure to radiation may increase the risk of developing ALL. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not ...8

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Treatments: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Treatment Option Overview: Key Points

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: ALL; Acute lymphocytic leukemia ...Source: GARD (NIH)9 ...

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References

  1. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ publications/ patient-education/ leukemia.pdf
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ leukemia/ patient/ adult-all-treatment-pdq
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ leukemia/ patient/ child-all-treatment-pdq
  7. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ childhood-cancers/ pediatric-genomics-hp-pdq
  8. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ leukemia/ patient/ adult-all-treatment-pdq
  9. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 522/ acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia

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