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About Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

  • Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing type of leukemia in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). This type of cancer usually gets worse quickly if it is not treated. Previous chemotherapy and exposure to radiation may increase the risk of developing ALL. Signs and symptoms of ALL include fever, feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding.

    Learn about acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and find information on how we support and care for people with ALL before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


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