Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, and/or targeted.
ALL is also referred to as acute lymphoid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL is a blood cancer that affects the white blood cells. There are two main types of white blood cells, lymphocytes (affected by ALL) and myelocytes (affected by AML).
Copying ALL treatment algorithms that have led to cures for most children with ALL also has resulted in significant improvements in adult ALL.
Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia is sometimes called ALL. It starts in the bone marrow cells are made. It is more common in children than in adults.
Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignant cancer of the blood characterized by rapid uncontrolled growth of abnormal, immature white blood cells.