Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Summary

Key information about adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia includes the following:
  • Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).
  • Previous chemotherapy and exposure to radiation may affect the risk of developing this condition.
  • Possible signs of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia include fever, feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding.
  • Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect and diagnose this condition.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis and treatment options for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • The American Cancer Society estimated that 3,970 men and women (2,180 men and 1,790 women) would be diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 2005.
(Click Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Statistics for more ALL statistics.)
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Adult ALL

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