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What is Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

What is Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Most common child form of leukemia; can also affect adults especially over 65.
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Leukemia with an acute onset, characterized by the presence of lymphoblasts or Burkitt cells in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood. It includes the precursor B lymphoblastic leukemia, precursor T lymphoblastic leukemia, and Burkitt's leukemia.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia: acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast-like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood; most common in children.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Introduction

Types of Acute lymphocytic leukemia:

Broader types of Acute lymphocytic leukemia:

How many people get Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Incidence (annual) of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: 3,830 new cases for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: approx 1 in 71,018 or 0.00% or 3,830 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Patient Profile for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Usually children; also adults especially seniors over 65.

Profile for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of leukemia in young children. This disease also affects adults, especially those age 65 and older. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Leukemia: NCI)

How serious is Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Complications of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see complications of Acute lymphocytic leukemia
5-year survival rate for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: 75.0% 5-year survival rate for white children under 15-years old with acute lymphocytic leukaemia in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
Deaths for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: 1,450 estimated deaths for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Causes of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see causes of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

What are the symptoms of Acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Symptoms of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see symptoms of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Complications of Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see complications of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute lymphocytic leukemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see treatments for Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Research for Acute lymphocytic leukemia: see research for Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Name and Aliases of Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Main name of condition: Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Other names or spellings for Acute lymphocytic leukemia:

ALL

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia, Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL Source - Diseases Database

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute lymphocytic leukemia: Related Conditions

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