Abnormal lymphocytes in the blood

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Oncology

Introduction

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in chilhood, accounting for 25% in children under 14 years old. ALL is one of the 4 main types of leukemia and consists of an abnormal proliferation of lymphoblasts, the precursors of lymphocytes, which generates severe immune problems, anemia, bleeding and infections in the affected person.

Summary

This educational material on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) contains up-to-date information on the disease and includes a description of its causes, its classification, its symptoms, its treatments and the adverse effects that these may cause. Precisely, these effects will be analyzed within our research project "Long-term effects of the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in pediatric patients", which is currently ongoing. The content of this book will be periodically revised to keep it up to date. If you would like to add any further information to the content, please email us at info@share4rare.org