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  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia

     Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia or acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL), is an acute form ofleukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells, characterized by the overproduction and accumulation of cancerous, immature white blood cells, known as lymphoblasts.

    Typical symptoms 

    • Generalized weakness and fatigue, Anemia, Dizziness, Frequent or unexplained fever and infection, Weight loss and/or loss of appetite, Excessive and unexplained bruising, Bone pain, joint pain (caused by the spread of "blast" cells to the surface of the bone or into the joint from the marrow cavity), Breathlessness, Enlarged lymph nodes, liver and/or spleen, Pitting edema (swelling) in the lower limbs and/or abdomen, Petechiae, which are tiny red spots or lines in the skin due to low platelet levels

     

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia

     Treatment and Medication

    Chemotherapy, Remission induction, Consolidation, Maintenance therapy, Immunotherapy, Biological therapy, Radiation therapy.

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia

     Statistics

    Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer. The most recent incidence statistics for acute lymphocytic leukemia are from 2010: • 435 Canadians were diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia.240 men were diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and 195 women were diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia.The most recent mortality statistics for acute lymphocytic leukemia are from 2011: 236 Canadians died from acute lymphocytic leukemia, 76 men died from acute lymphocytic leukemia, 60 women died from acute lymphocytic leukemia.

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