Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, however, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out the ...1

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Symptoms of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Symptoms of ALL include:

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Causes of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

In acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, there are too many of specific types of white blood cells called lymphocytes or lymphoblasts. ALL is the most common type of cancer in children. ...Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)2 ...

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Causes List for Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Some possible causes of Acute lymphocytic leukemia or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Acute lymphocytic leukemia:

  • Clinical modifier
  • Frequency
  • Mode of inheritance
  • Mortality/Aging
  • Phenotypic abnormality
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Diagnosis of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow diagnose ALL. ...Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)5 ...

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Risk Factors for Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Possible risk factors for ALL include being male, being white, previous chemotherapy treatment, exposure to radiation, and for adults, being older than 70. ...Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)6 ...

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Treatments: Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplants, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells. Once the leukemia is in remission, you need additional treatment to make sure that it does not ...7

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Genetics

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ acutelymphocyticleukemia.html
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ acutelymphocyticleukemia.html
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.

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