Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Men and women discussing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Learn about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), including symptoms to result in, tests to ALL, treatment including chemotherapy, intensive treatment (bone marrow or stem cell transplant) and current research. Managing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia covers coping with your diagnosis, diet after treatment, coping with a transplant and how leukaemia and treatment may affect your sex life.

What is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia?

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a form of blood cancer that starts from young white blood cells called lymphocytes from the bone marrow. The bone marrow may be the soft inner section of the bones, where new blood cells are manufactured. It often develops quickly over days or weeks. It does not take most everyday sort of leukaemia to affect children but can also affect adults.

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