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What should you expect after treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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After being cured, your child will still need to see the doctor often. This is to make sure the cancer doesn't come back. The doctor will also check for problems acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatments can cause, including damage to the heart and other types of cancers. Over time, your child will visit the doctor less often.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "How is childhood leukemia classified?" "Childhood Leukemia Overview," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for childhood leukemia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Bone Marrow Biopsy."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia."

Medscape: "Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clinical Presentation; History," "Background."

National Bone Marrow Donor Program: "Symptoms of ALL."

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)," "Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment PDQ."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "B Cells," "Treatment Option Overview for Childhood ALL."

Woo, J. , June 2014. Experimental Hematology & Oncology

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 27, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "How is childhood leukemia classified?" "Childhood Leukemia Overview," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for childhood leukemia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Bone Marrow Biopsy."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia."

Medscape: "Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clinical Presentation; History," "Background."

National Bone Marrow Donor Program: "Symptoms of ALL."

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)," "Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment PDQ."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "B Cells," "Treatment Option Overview for Childhood ALL."

Woo, J. , June 2014. Experimental Hematology & Oncology

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 27, 2018

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