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Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

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Dr. Jamil Hussain
General Practice 60 years experience
See below: It is a blood cancer in children. With advances in the treatment the prognosis has improved quite a bit. It used to be universally fatal disease about 15 years ago but now most children survive and get cured.
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: The most common type of cancer in childhood is leukemia. The most common pediatric leukemia is acute lymphoblastic leukemia, more specifically b-all. The patient needs to be in the care of a pediatric oncologist. The prognosis depends on many factors, one of the most important ones being the genetic abnormality, but is many times very good in children with cure rates at about 80-90%, even higher.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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See below: Between 2003-2007, 1257 children (age 0-19 years old) were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in canada. See the following website for more information about statistics in canada: http://www.Cancer.Ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia-childhood/statistics/?Region=on.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
ALL: I'm sorry to here about your child with all. Do you have a question? The cure rate of all has improved dramatically over the years and is one of the success stories in oncology fsupporting the rationale of continued research and iterative improvements in care.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Lymph system cancer: Lymphocytes are normal cells of the immune system that protects the body from infection. When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control in the bone marrow, blood and other organs. All is very common in children but can occur in adults. With children, it is truly one of our success stories thanks to clinical trials with cure rates above 90%. Adults do not do as well.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia include:: Abdominal pain, Bone pain, Dizziness, Enlarged liver and spleen, Enlarged lymph nodes, Fever, Pounding heartbeat, Pleural effusion, Difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Paleness, Bruising, Petechiae, Nose bleeds.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are some of the tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia include:: Basic metabolic panel, Blood smear, Bone marrow biopsy, MRI of brain, CT of chest, Xray of chest, Coagulation profile, Complete blood count, Kidney function tests, Lactate dehydrogenase, Liver function test, Lumbar puncture, HLA A,B,C class I DNA typing, Thoracentesis, Minimal residual disease molecular sample, Genetic testing, Immunophenotyping, Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) test, Bcr Abl1 kinase domain mutation, Bcr/Abl rearrangement.

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