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Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia, see the following:

  • Leukemia Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Leukemia
  • Drugs Approved for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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