How Your Doctor Determines Your Treatment for Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Researchers continue to find new treatments for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). People diagnosed with this cancer now have more hope for survival than ever before.
Your treatment may depend on the following factors:
Your treatment may also depend on certain characteristics of the leukemia, including:
The subtype of ALL
Whether it is considered untreated ALL, ALL in remission, or recurrent ALL
Your blood counts
Condition of your liver, spleen, and lymph nodes
The presence of cytogenetic abnormalities such as the Philadelphia chromosome
The main treatment for ALL is chemotherapy, although radiation therapy or targeted drugs may also be used in certain situations. The three main phases of chemotherapy treatment for ALL include:
Last Reviewed Date: 10/22/2012
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