Doctors for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Clement Town, Dehradun
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CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA
Childhood Acute lymphoblastic Leukaemia, commonly known as ALL, is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow produces way too many immature lymphocytes. The cancer spreads quickly through the blood to other parts of the body, and could lead to mortality if left untreated. Common symptoms are bone and joint pain, easy bleeding or bruising, loss of appetite and weight, fatigue, fever, paleness, red spots on skin and heaviness or pain below the ribs
HOW IS CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians conduct a thorough physical examination and evaluate the patient and family history during diagnosis. Common diagnosis methods for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia are complete blood test with differential, blood chemistry studies, imaging tests, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and cytogenetic analysis
HOW IS CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Because, cancers are rare in paediatrics, there are also several clinical trials that can be considered as a treatment option. These clinical trials, however, allow only those children who haven’t undergone any treatment as this increases the chances of success for the trial.