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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Last Updated: 13 May 2022
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in white blood cells in your bone marrow, the soft inner part of your bones. A number of the symptoms occur because your body is reacting to an absence of healthy blood cells. Leukemia cells can crowd them out in your bone marrow. An absence of red blood cells may cause symptoms of anemia, consisting of: Fatigue or weak point; Dizziness or light-headedness; Feeling cold; Shortness of breath. Without sufficient healthy leukocyte, you may have: Fevers; More infections than typical. Depending on where the leukemia cells are, you might additionally have: A full or puffy belly from cancer cells in your liver or spleen; Enlarged lymph nodes such as in your neck or groin, under your arms, or over your collarbone; Bone or joint pain; Headache, problem with balance, throwing up, seizures, or blurred vision if the cancer has infected your brain; Trouble breathing if it's spread out to your upper body. The COG ALL Statistics and Data Center provided medical comments and end result data for all cases. All information from the Pilot cohort are readily available as specified in the Using TARGET Data and TARGET Publication Guidelines pages. The TARGET Data Matrix provides an overview of the information produced and defined over. In the development effort, TARGET investigators analyzed tumors from pediatric patients, most who experienced a very early bone marrow relapse, to identify new healing strategies and/or biomarkers that associate with bad professional outcome to deal with childhood years pre-cursor B-cell ALL. The ALL task employee have created information in 2 stages: Discovery and Validation. The TARGET ALL task team counted on a variety of systems to obtain a completely identified dataset of ~ 200 relapse-enriched cases. These cells crowd out normal leukocyte. 4 types of therapy may be used throughout any one of these treatment stages: Chemotherapy, uses powerful medicines to eliminate cancer cells or quit them from growing and making more cancer cells. Combination therapy uses greater than one type of chemo at once. Stem cell transplant, includes replacing blood-forming cells in the bone marrow that have been eliminated by chemo and/or radiation therapy: A stem cell transplant offers the patient new blood cells from a donor's blood or bone marrow. These cells grow into healthy and balanced blood cells to change the ones the patient lost.

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