NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Version 1.2017
Treatment for ALL is given in steps, called
phases: induction, consolidation, and
CNS preventive treatment is given during all
phases of treatment.
The main treatment of ALL involves long-term
use of chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is treatment with drugs that kill
fast-growing cells, including leukemia cells and
Targeted therapy drugs specifically target
A stem cell transplant replaces damaged or
diseased bone marrow with healthy donor
blood stem cells.
A clinical trial studies a test or treatment to see
how safe it is and how well it works. Clinical
trials are how we learn which treatments are
Treatment for AYA patients should be based on
regimens which have been highly effective for
children with ALL.
Supportive care is treatment given to relieve the
symptoms of cancer or side effects of cancer
No family facing a cancer diagnosis
should have to search the internet to
get facts. We need something we can
trust. Because of the endorsement
of The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society, we know we can trust the
updated NCCN Guidelines. Knowledge
is power and understanding ALL
helped me be a better advocate for
- Jill, for her son Aaron