Cancer Information

T Cell ALL -  the leukemia Sammy has:
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a type of blood cancer. Other names for ALL are acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia.

About 5,330 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with ALL in 2010. It is the most common type of leukemia in children under age 20. The risk of getting ALL increases in people ages 45 and older. However, people can get ALL at any age.
Most children with ALL are cured of their disease after treatment.

ALL starts with a change to a single cell in the bone marrow. Scientists are studying the exact genetic changes that cause a normal cell to become an ALL cell.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Normal Ranges for Blood Counts
Hemoglobin 11.5-13.5
Platelet 150-400
WBC 4.5-13.0
ANC 1500-8000
Platelet < 20 = platelet trasfusion  What is Cancer and Leukemia? - What to expect when a child has Leukemia - more objective than my ramblings


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