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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Version 1.2017

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 A

cute lymphoblastic leukemia

Explains how and where this type of cancer starts.

13 Part 2 Testing for ALL

Describes the tests used to confirm this type of cancer and plan treatment.

26 Part 3 T

reatment planning

Explains the main factors doctors use to plan treatment that’s right for you.

30 Part 4 Overview of cancer treatments

Describes the types of treatments that are used for ALL.

44 Part 5 Treatment guide

Presents treatment options based on your health and age as well as the features of the cancer.

69 Part 6 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment for you.

77 Glossary



87 NCCN Panel Members 88 NCCN Member Institutions 90 Index