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Cause of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - Childhood AML Treatment by Phase
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- Cause of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Certain risk factors may be linked to the cause of acute lymphocytic leukemia. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses these risk factors in both children and adults -- such as being exposed to x-rays before birth or having Down syndrome.
- Causes of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
The causes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia are not yet known. This section of the eMedTV archives discusses risk factors that increase the chances of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia, such as being middle-aged or older, male, or Caucasian.
- Causes of Leukemia
The exact causes of leukemia are not yet known. As explained in this eMedTV article, however, researchers have identified risk factors (such as exposure to very high levels of radiation) that increase one's chances of developing leukemia.
- Child Leukemia
As this eMedTV segment explains, an estimated 2,000 children a year are diagnosed with leukemia. This Web page describes the most common types, lists possible risk factors, and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
- Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This page of the eMedTV site provides a brief overview of childhood acute myeloid leukemia. It explains where in the body the cancer begins, possible symptoms, and treatment options, with a link to more detailed information.
- Childhood ALL Treatment
There are three phases of childhood ALL treatment: induction therapy, consolidation/intensification therapy, and maintenance therapy. This eMedTV article describes childhood ALL treatment in detail, including when each is used.
- Childhood AML
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can affect both children and adults. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of childhood AML, including information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.
- Childhood AML Stages
Childhood AML stages include untreated, in remission, or recurrent. This page of the eMedTV website offers an in-depth look at each of the childhood AML stages, since doctors generally prescribe treatments based on the specific stage.
- Childhood AML Treatment
Regular followup exams are an important component of childhood AML treatment, because side effects can result long after treatment ends. This eMedTV article describes childhood AML treatment options, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- Childhood AML Treatment by Phase
Childhood AML treatment by phase includes chemotherapy, stem cell therapy, and radiation therapy, among other options. As this eMedTV article explains, the AML subtype is also considered when planning childhood AML treatment by phase.