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How is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated?

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is really a group of related diseases, or subtypes. So your treatment options depend upon your subtype and other factors. You may have more than one type of treatment. Options include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Bone marrow transplant

From: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: "What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?"  "How is acute lymphocytic leukemia classified?"  "What are the risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia?" "How is acute lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?"  "Treating Leukemia -- Acute Lymphocytic (ALL) in Adults;" and "Response rates to treatment." 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia" and "Leukemia Facts & Statistics."

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

FDA: “FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 20, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "What is acute lymphocytic leukemia?"  "How is acute lymphocytic leukemia classified?"  "What are the risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia?" "How is acute lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?"  "Treating Leukemia -- Acute Lymphocytic (ALL) in Adults;" and "Response rates to treatment." 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia" and "Leukemia Facts & Statistics."

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

FDA: “FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 20, 2020

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