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Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

Blood cancer: All is a form of leukemia which in turn is a form of cancer, more specifically blood and bone marrow cancer. The word "acute" means it progresses faster, as opposed to chronic cases that usually have a slower progression. The word "lymphoblastic" means immature lymphoid and describes the type of malignant cell involved in this leukemia, as opposed to other types of cells, for example myeloid. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of the white blood cells. It occurs when there is an overproduction of immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts ...Read more


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I have a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

I have a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

See below: About 80-90% of patients will achieve remission, but some of these patients will relapse and not be cured. Overall cure is achieved in about 40%. Those numbers come from this link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/overviewguide/leukemia-all-overview-survival-rates. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

What are some of the tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Good: The treatment for allis very long but very good. There are different risk groups of all depending on many factors. The best of these have a prognosis of 95% cure rates. The common risk groups have 80-85%cure rates. ...Read more

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What are complications for someone with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What are complications for someone with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Many side effects: There are many potential complications for somebody with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). Some are related to the leukemia and some are due to toxicities of the treatment. Typical problems include infection, bleeding problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, hair loss, fatigue, and need for blood transfusions. There can be effects on fertility as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

See below: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is a type of cancer of the blood. The cancerous cell in all is the lymphoblast. There are differ ENT types of lymphoblasts, which lead to different types of all (b cells, t cells, pre-b cells). This leukemia is called acute because it develops fairly rapidly (over several weeks). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complications that can happen with all(acute lymphoblastic leukemia)?

I was wondering what are some complications that can happen with all(acute lymphoblastic leukemia)?

It is a wide open ??: Your oncologist is your best guide in this battle. This disease(all) behaves very differently between children and adults. So we need to know who has the all, is it a child or an adult? The disease has high cure potential yet it requires chemotherapy for its treatment and that means tons of potential complications which you doctor can inform you about. ...Read more

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I have a son who is getting treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I want to plan for a second child but am afraid if he also gets the same ?????

I have a son who is getting treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I want to plan for a second child but am afraid if he also gets the same ?????

ALL in sibling: There is an increased risk of a sibling developing ALL. I would discuss everything with a geneticist and allow them to give you specific numbers. Also, the positive side is that a sibling creates a close possible bone marrow (stem cell) match. Be sure if you do go ahead with a second pregnancy, to harvest stem cells. ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Bone marrow biopsy : The diagnosis is typically with a bone marrow biopsy, cytogenetics (dna of leukemia cells), and flow cytometry (cell surface markers of leukemia cells). ...Read more

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Can i get acute lymphoblastic leukemia, without having a spleen?

Yes.: There is no relation to the presence of a spleen and the development of leukemia. Leukemia can cause an enlarged spleen, but not having a spleen will not keep you from getting leukemia. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

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. ...Read more

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What are are the different protocols for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Here are some links: This is an excellent site maintained by a heme-onc fellow on the east coast, and he has collected a few regimens for all. It's pretty tough to actually find a public site with this info: http://hemonc.Org/wiki/acute_lymphocytic_leukemia hope that helped you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that serum calcium levels reduce in acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Why is it that serum calcium levels reduce in acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Not important: This is the least of problems if you have all. There can be many causes, the commonest is low Albumin which automatically gives us a low value. But it is inconsequential. Tumor lysis can be another reason but it is not all that common. But your doctor can tell you the cause better than i can try to guess. ...Read more

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What is the forefront in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia research and in clinic?

Complicated: I am sorry, but there is truly no way to answer this in the 400 characters allotted. I recommend consulting with an oncologist, or communicating with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - http://www.lls.org. ...Read more

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