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?
The condition is diagnosed with a series of lab tests including but not limited to Complete Blood Count (CBC), haemoglobin test, bone marrow aspiration & biopsy, cytogenetic analysis, blood chemistry study and chest x-ray.
HOW IS CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA TREATED?