Cancer Types

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

While acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children is more common than other types of cancer, it has high cure rates. Survival rates are lower in adults, but they are improving. The 5-year relative survival rate for ALL is 68.8%. The statistics further break down to 90% in children and 30-40% in adults.

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a kind of blood and bone marrow malignancy. Blood cells are generated in the spongy tissue inside the bones. Acute lymphocytic leukemia gets its name from the fact that it advances quickly and produces immature blood cells rather than mature ones.

The most frequent kind of cancer in kids is acute lymphocytic leukemia, which has a fair chance of being cured with the right therapy. Adults can also develop acute lymphocytic leukemia, although their chances of survival are much lower.
Signs and symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia may include:

Bleeding from the gums
Bone pain
Frequent infections
Frequent or severe nosebleeds
Lumps caused by swollen lymph nodes in and around the neck, armpits, abdomen or groin
Pale skin
Shortness of breath
Weakness, fatigue or a general decrease in energy

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