Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Paediatrics Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


Leukemia is a common cancer in children and teens. Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML) and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are the two types of leukemia of which ALL is the most common in children.

Risk Factors

There are no known risk factors; however, the following factors may be associated with it

  • History of previous treatment for any type(s) leukaemia
  • Genetic risk factors
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Signs and Symptoms

  • Anaemia
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Coughing and Shortness of breath
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  • Bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy - The doctor uses a needle to take a sample of marrow and blood from the hip bone.
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Chemotherapy uses cytotoxic drugs to kill cancer cells. These may be given either through an IV or as an oral tablet. In general, treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)..


  • How do we follow-up after completion of treatment?
  • What are the other issues affecting children and caregivers?
  • Can Childhood Leukemia be prevented?
  • What causes cancer in children?
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