Acute Lymphoma Leukemia

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You might be surprised to learn that many who have searched for information on the disease known as Acute Lymphoma Leukemia have often done so mistakenly, associating the term incorrectly with the disease in question.

What you are likely searching for is information on a disease like Acute Lymphoma Leukemia that has many names, but is primarily known as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL. You will find that this disease is discussed using several different terms, all of which refer to the same disease, most likely only differing in specific phases.

Terms associated with 'Acute Lymphoma Leukemia'

  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
  • Lymphocytic Leukemia

*Note that 'Acute Lymphoma Leukemia' is not among them. That shouldn't deter you--we're still discussing the same cancer.

Some symptoms associated with ALL

  • Bone pain
  • Joint pain
  • Bruising and bleeding easily
  • Fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Appetite loss
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Paleness
  • Petechiae (these are pinpoint red spots on the skin)
  • Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or armpits
  • Drenching night sweats

Ages affected

ALL generally affects children between the ages of 3 and 7 but there is also an adult version.

More information

You can read our more comprehensive entry on this disease, which explains in greater detail the phases of Acute Lymphoma Leukemia as well as the treatments and prognoses.

You can also read about ALL in adults at the American Cancer Society, as well as on MedlinePlus.

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