What Is The Survival Rate For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

The survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia is about 98 percent of children with ALL go into remission within weeks after starting treatment. About 90 percent of those children can be cured. Patients are considered cured after 10 years in remission.

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that affects the white blood cells, the Patients with too many immature white blood cells in their bone marrow. These cells crowd out normal white blood cells. Without enough normal white blood cells, the body has a harder time fighting infections. White blood cells fight infection and help protect the body against disease, once compromised – infections sets in easily.

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes, causing them to build up in the liver, spleen and lymph nodes.

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News on acute lymphoblastic leukemia
By DR. MARK GREENBERGUniversity of Toronto
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018

The survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of children’s cancer, has gone from under 20 per cent to 85 per cent. (DREAMSTIME)

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