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Updated: 10/2/2020
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  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is located in the bone marrow in your bones and occurs when there is an error in the DNA of a bone marrow cell which then rapidly divides and grows unregulated which causes leukemic white blood cells (lymphoblast) to develop. These cells can block out healthy cells and cannot function correctly
  • so what exactly is leukemia?
  • Other than the ones you mentioned earlier, the symptoms are lumps in the back of the neck, stomach under arm or groin, shorness of breath, bleeding under the skin, or pain and feeling of fulness below the ribs
  • Are there any other symptoms to worry about?
  • Leukemia is the most common cancer found in children. Some risk factors include previous chemo therapy, genetic disorder such as down syndrome, exposure to radiation, having a sibling or twin with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Who does the cancer usually affect and are there any risk factors?
  • There aren't any know ways to prevent leukemia right now. For treatment you will have to undergo Chemo therapy which happens in 3 stages . The first stage kills all the leukemia cells in the bone marrow and blood. Next after you are in remission the therapy will be intensified to kill any remaining leukemia cells to avoid relapse. Finally the doses are lowered and medicine is taken to prevent relapse.
  • How can I get better?
  • Are there any ways to prevent leukemia
  • With the help of Chemotherapy your daughter should hopefully recover soon
  • I have some good news. You have officially finished the third stage of treatment and you are cancer free!
  • 2 Years Later...
  • YAY! Thank you and all the doctors for your help
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