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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

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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.
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Dr. James B. Ball answered:

What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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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.
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I have a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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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.
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What is the definition or description of: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

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leukemias are those that are immediately life threatening if left untreated. The most common in children is the lymphoid t ype, ie arising from lymphocytes. In adults the myeloid type is more common.
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What are are the different protocols for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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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.
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What are complications for someone with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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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.
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How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

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

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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.
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What are the Diagnostic tests for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Bone marrow biopsy

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The diagnosis is typically with a bone marrow biopsy, cytogenetics (DNA of leukemia cells), and flow cytometry (cell surface markers of leukemia cells).
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Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

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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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