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...
American Cancer Society (2010). Prevention and Early Detection: Guide to Quitting Smoking. Atlanta: American Cancer Society. Available online: http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/index.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
July 6, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 06, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this