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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Lymph system cancer
Lymphocytes are normal cells of the immune system that protects the body from infection.
When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control in the bone marrow, blood and other organs. All is very common in children but can occur in adults. With children, it is truly one of our success stories thanks to clinical trials with cure rates above 90%. Adults do not do as well.

In brief: Lymph system cancer
Lymphocytes are normal cells of the immune system that protects the body from infection.
When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control in the bone marrow, blood and other organs. All is very common in children but can occur in adults. With children, it is truly one of our success stories thanks to clinical trials with cure rates above 90%. Adults do not do as well.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer
Type of leukemia that affects lymphoid cells, bone marrow.

In brief: Cancer
Type of leukemia that affects lymphoid cells, bone marrow.
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair
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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care
In brief: ALL
ALL is a type of leukemia that starts from white blood cells in the bone marrow, the soft inner part of bones.
It develops from cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell central to the immune system, or from lymphoblasts, an immature type of lymphocyte. ALL invades the blood and can spread throughout the body to other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes

In brief: ALL
ALL is a type of leukemia that starts from white blood cells in the bone marrow, the soft inner part of bones.
It develops from cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell central to the immune system, or from lymphoblasts, an immature type of lymphocyte. ALL invades the blood and can spread throughout the body to other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes
Dr. Afraz Adam
Dr. Afraz Adam
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