Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Oncology

Follow-up and adverse effects

Treatments used to treat ALL (chemotherapy and radiation therapy, for example) may cause adverse effects during the treatment and some years later.

Acute adverse effects during treatment

  • Lysis syndrome (a metabolic complication caused when dead cancer cells release their contents into the bloodstream).
  • Thrombosis (formation of blood clots), bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Other like mucositis (issue swelling in the mouth), pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

Late adverse effects after treatment

  • This effects depends on the treatment and age of the child when the treatment starts.
  • Toxicity of the treatments will require the right time before having regular values in the haemogram.
  • Includes fertility problems, heart and kidney problems, impaired growth and a higher risk of developing a second cancer. 
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Check further resources and websites for more information on this:

Coping with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

UK Cancer Research

Long terms side effects of treatment

UK Cancer Research

Follow up and late effects of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

UK Cancer Research

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: Complications

NHS

Sex, fertility and ALL

UK Cancer Research

How cancer can affect your sexuality and sex life

UK Cancer Research

Side effects_Long-terms effects

UK Cancer Research

Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

ASCO

Managing Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

ASCO

Preserving Fertility in Children With Cancer

ASCO

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version (Late effects of cancer treatment section)

National Cancer Institute

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®)–Patient Version

National Cancer Institute

Living as a Childhood Leukemia Survivor

American cancer Society

LONG-TERM AND LATE EFFECTS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

MANAGING LONG-TERM AND LATE EFFECTS

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Información sobre los efectos a largo plazo y tardíos del
tratamiento para la leucemia o el linfoma en los niños

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The ALL Guide: Information for Patients and Caregivers

AEAL

Efectos secundarios del tratamiento para la LLA

KIDS HEALTH from Nemours

Social impact

Link to the section of the Share4Rare book on pancreatic rare tumours - https://www.share4rare.org/library/pancreatic-rare-tumours/social-impact

Last modified
13 August 2020