Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Oncology

Risk factors

The majority of cases of ALL do not have a known cause. However, there is a modest association with certain environmental or genetic factors that increase the risk of having ALL, such as some genetic disorders like Down syndrome, Fanconi anemia or ataxia-telangiectasia.

Caryotype chromosomes
Human chromosomes (Wikimedia)

 

Last modified
13 August 2020