Acute lymphocytic leukemia

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) develops quickly. It is the least common of the 4 major types of leukemia in adults. Learn about ALL.

Risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)

Risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) include genetic syndromes and high doses of radiation. Learn about ALL risk.

Symptoms of leukemia

Symptoms may vary depending on whether you have an acute or chronic type of leukemia. Learn about the symptoms of leukemia.

Diagnosis of leukemia

Tests to diagnose leukemia, such as blood tests, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing leukemia.

Staging acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is not staged but described as untreated, in remission, relapsed or refractory. Learn about these descriptions of ALL.

Disease progression of acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) progresses quickly and can develop wherever blood travels. Learn about where ALL can develop.

Prognosis and survival for acute lymphocytic leukemia

Prognostic factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) include chromosome changes, classification and your age. Learn about prognostic factors for ALL.

Treatments for acute lymphocytic leukemia

Treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is based on your age, chromosome changes, the subtype of ALL and your overall health. Learn about treatments for ALL.

Supportive care for leukemia

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of leukemia. Learn how to cope with long-term effects of leukemia.

Research in acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)

Researchers and healthcare professionals take the knowledge gained from research studies and use it to develop better practices that will help prevent, find and treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) as well as improve the quality of life of people with ALL.

Acute lymphocytic leukemia statistics

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the least common type of leukemia diagnosed in Canadian adults. Learn about statistics for this cancer.