What is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) ?

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a type of blood cancer. It starts from young white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow. 

Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia are vague, but find out about the possible symptoms and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist, and the tests you might have to diagnose ALL.

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Find out about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, how it is diagnosed and treated, and resources and organisations that can help you cope.

Types

Read about the different types of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Find out about the different types of treatment for ALL, including chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, and about your follow up appointments afterwards.

Survival

Survival for ALL depends on many different factors such as your age and the type of white blood cell affected. Find out more about survival for ALL

Living with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Read about coping with ALL and the support available, diet and exercise, life after a transplant, and sex and fertility.

Risks and causes for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

We don’t know what causes most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. But there are some factors that may increase your risk of developing it.

Research and clinical trials for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Read about research into acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), and find out what clinical trials are and how to take part. 

Last reviewed: 
29 Jul 2021
Next review due: 
29 Jul 2024
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