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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
9

Lymphoblasts
10

About ALL
11

Symptoms of ALL
14

Review
14

Part 2: Testing for ALL
15

Medical history
16

Physical exam
16

Blood tests and urinalysis
18

Bone marrow tests
20

Genetic tests
21

Spinal fluid test
24

Imaging tests
25

Review
27

Part 3: Cancer staging
28

Subtypes of ALL
29

Age issues in ALL
30

Prognostic factors
31

Review
31

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
32

Clinical trials
33

Chemotherapy
34

Targeted therapy
38

Stem cell transplant
41

Radiation therapy
42

Supportive care
43

Review
45

Part 5: Treatment guide
46

AYAs with Ph-positive ALL
48

Older adults with Ph-positive ALL
52

AYAs with Ph-negative ALL
56

Older adults with Ph-negative ALL
60

Follow-up testing after treatment
65

Relapsed or refractory Ph-positive ALL
67

Relapsed or refractory Ph-negative ALL
69

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
71

It’s your choice
72

Questions to ask your doctors
72

What’s my diagnosis and prognosis?
73

What are my options?
74

What does each option require of me?
75

What is your experience?
76

Deciding between options
77

Websites
78

Review
78

Glossary
79

Dictionary
80

Acronyms
86

NCCN Panel Members for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
89

NCCN Member Institutions
90

Index
92