What Is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Q:

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?

A:

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, in which white blood cells are produced. ALL is a kind of acute disease that progresses quickly and produces immature blood cells called lymphocytes. Therefore, the disease is also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Children are the most common group to develop ALL. However, their prognosis is much better than adults through treatment.

Signs and symptoms of ALL include:

  • Bleeding from the gums
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Frequent and unexplained fever and infections
  • Breathlessness
  • Frequent or severe nosebleeds
  • Enlarged lymph nodes, liver and/or spleen
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue

 

Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute lymphoblastic leukemia+; acute lymphoid leukemia; leukemia acute lymphocytic

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