Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is an uncontrolled proliferation of lymphoblasts. Within the Bone is a hollow space that is filled with bone marrow.

Risk Factors

  • Exposure to high levels of radiation (such as in survivors of atomic bomb explosions)
  • Some Chemotherapeutic drugs and Radiation therapy
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Signs and Symptoms

  • Anemia
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Fever
  • Enlargement of Lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen and/ or the liver
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Headaches
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  • Blood Tests- A sample of blood is drawn to check for an abnormally excessive count of lymphoblasts in the blood (a peripheral blood smear) and other blood parameters. Renal function test, liver function tests and other tests are also essential.
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  • Chemotherapy uses cytotoxic drugs to kill cancer cells. The treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia generally consists of three phases.
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  • Is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia an aggressive form of cancer?
  • Why do patients with ALL have Vision changes and proptosis?
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