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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Version 1.2017

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. It explains which

cancer tests and treatments are recommended by experts in acute lymphoblastic

leukemia. The treatments in this book are also used for lymphoblastic lymphoma.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have written treatment

guidelines for doctors who treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These treatment

guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in

this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Key points

of the book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also

offers patient resources on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous

leukemia, multiple myeloma, and other cancer types. Visit


the full library of patient books as well as other patient and caregiver resources.