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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Version 1.2017

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Cancer treatments

Review

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Treatment for ALL is given in steps, called

phases: induction, consolidation, and

maintenance.

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CNS preventive treatment is given during all

phases of treatment.

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The main treatment of ALL involves long-term

use of chemotherapy.

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Chemotherapy is treatment with drugs that kill

fast-growing cells, including leukemia cells and

normal cells.

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Targeted therapy drugs specifically target

cancer cells.

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A stem cell transplant replaces damaged or

diseased bone marrow with healthy donor

blood stem cells.

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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

best.

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Treatment for AYA patients should be based on

regimens which have been highly effective for

children with ALL.

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Supportive care is treatment given to relieve the

symptoms of cancer or side effects of cancer

treatment.

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

our son.

- Jill, for her son Aaron