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What is T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What is T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

  • T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Cancer of particular white blood cells called T-cells. Precursors to white blood cells are called blasts and are made by the bone marrow but in ALL the blasts are abnormal and do not develop into lymphocytes. Instead, the abnormal blasts or leukemic cells multiply rapidly and reduce the level of other types of blood cells such as red blood cells and platelets.

T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Introduction

Types of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia:

Broader types of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia:

Who gets T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Gender Ratio for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: male predominance

How serious is T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Complications of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see complications of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

What causes T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Causes of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see causes of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

What are the symptoms of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Symptoms of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see symptoms of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Complications of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see complications of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Onset of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: most common in children

T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Treatments for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see treatments for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Research for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: see research for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Name and Aliases of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Main name of condition: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Other names or spellings for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia:

T-ALL

 

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