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I've got all or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. how can an adult get a childhood cancer?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Adults get it too: While acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children, adults get it also. In fact, more adults each year are diagnosed with all than children. It is usually more difficult to treat when it occurs in adults compared to children.

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What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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Depends: On the staging, the age of the child and the genetics of it.

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