There is no clear-cut staging system for this disease. This disease is classified as untreated, in remission, or recurrent.
Untreated Adult ALL
For a newly diagnosed patient with no prior treatment, untreated adult ALL is defined by the following:
Abnormal white blood cell count and differential.
Abnormal hematocrit/hemoglobin and platelet counts.
Abnormal bone marrow with more than 5% blasts.
Signs and symptoms of the disease.
Adult ALL in Remission
A patient who...