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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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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Depends: On the staging, the age of the child and the genetics of it.
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