Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of blood and bone cancer… leukemia cells grow very fast and suddenly, affecting the development of blood cells.

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Know the basics

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of blood and bone cancer. The disease is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute lymphocytic leukemia cells grow very fast and suddenly, affecting the development of blood cells. In particular, the cells affected by leukemia lymphoma is B lymphocytes or T lymphocytes.

How common is acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of blood and bone cancer. The disease is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute lymphocytic leukemia cells grow very fast and suddenly, affecting the development of blood cells. In particular, the cells affected by leukemia lymphoma is B lymphocytes or T lymphocytes.

Know the symptoms

What are the symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia include headache, abdominal pain, fatigue, paleness, or the appearance of bruises on the skin. In addition, patients may also be swelling of the liver, enlarged lymph nodes, and memory loss. There may be other symptoms and signs are not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

Call your doctor or go to hospital if you have one of the symptoms mentioned above. If delayed, the disease progresses will be more serious and cannot be cured. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor for further information.

Know the causes

What causes acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Acute lymphocytic leukemia occurs when the DNA in cells of bone is being failure. These errors will cause healthy cells to stop growing and die. However, the infected cells will grow stronger, more division.

Currently, it is unclear why this DNA mutations lead to Acute lymphocytic leukemia. However, many doctors did research and found that most cases of Acute lymphocytic leukemia are not hereditary.

Know the risk factors

What increases my risk for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

There are many factors that can make you increase the risk of acute leukemia lymphoma lines, including:

  • Used to have cancer treatment, especially when the patient has ever had chemotherapy or radiotherapy;
  • Radioactive infection;
  • Genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome;
  • Has siblings who used to have acute leukemia lymphoma lines.

Understand the diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How is acute lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?

To diagnose acute lymphocytic leukemia, your doctor will carry out blood tests and examine bone marrow. Bone marrow is examined under a microscope to find the abnormal cells in the marrow. In addition, the doctor may request a chest X-ray, CT scan (CT) and ultrasound.

How is acute lymphocytic leukemia treated?

The good news for patients with Acute lymphocytic leukemia is that this disease can be cured. Chemotherapy is the main measure in the treatment of this disease.

Patients requiring hospitalization for blood transfusions, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The process usually involves four steps cure. The two-step process beginning drug therapy. After, the patient has signs that illness is repelled, the third step is having the brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy ultimately to eliminate cancer cells.

Your doctor may recommend to process bone marrow transplants, also known as stem cell transplants. Then, healthy bone marrow containing stem cells are injected into the body, and the stem cells will produce new healthy cells to replace the abnormal cells.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage acute lymphocytic leukemia?

The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with basal cell skin cancer acute lymphocytic leukemia:

  • Regularly visits your doctor to track the progression of symptoms as well as your health.
  • Listen to the guidance of a doctor, not using medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Have good oral hygiene. Gargle regularly with warm salt water and use a soft brush.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Use high-calorie food and beverages if you are having chemotherapy.
  • Use a bandage, ice and see your doctor if you have abnormal bleeding.
  • Understand that the method of treatment depends on age, genetics, and the availability of the donor.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, because your resistance is weak.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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