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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: On the staging, the age of the child and the genetics of it.
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Good. : This disease is curable in 80% of cases. There are many findings of the leukemia that can effect the prognosis. Some findings make the curability higher, some make it lower. Overall, there are good treatments for this disease.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
>80%: While there are many variables that determine the answer to that exactly - things such as type of ALL, CNS involvement, etc - the prognosis for ALL is greater than 80% now. Some types even exceed 90%. A lot also depends on early recognition and level of care. It's a must that well trained and up-to-date pediatric oncologists are treating.

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

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What are the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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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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