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Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

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Dr. Jamil Hussain
General Practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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In brief: See below...

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.

In brief: See below...

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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