How Your Doctor Decides Your Treatment for Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Researchers continue to find new treatment methods for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). People diagnosed with this cancer now have more hope for survival than ever before.
The types of treatment your doctor recommends depend on these factors.
Your treatment also depends on these traits of the leukemia.
Whether it is considered untreated ALL, ALL in remission, or recurrent ALL
Your blood counts
Condition of your liver, spleen, and lymph nodes
The presence of cytogenetic abnormalities such as the Philadelphia chromosome
The main treatment for ALL is chemotherapy, although radiation therapy or targeted drugs may also be used in certain situations. These are the three main phases of chemotherapy treatment for ALL.