Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Shannah Byrnes, Olivia Gorom, Grace Krieger, and Sarah Fox
What is ALL?
- September is Leukemia Awareness Month
- The color for the Leukemia awareness ribbon is orange
- 6,020 new cases of ALL in the United States in 2014 (adults and children)
- Average odds to acquire ALL is 1/750
- There is a higher risk in whites to acquire this cancer rather than any other race
- Potential risk is highest in children under the age of 5
- Family history and exposure to radiation affect the risk of getting ALL as a child
- Children with down syndrome are 20-50x more likely to acquire ALL
- There is an 80% cure rate in children
Lumbar Punctures are used to determine whether or not ALL has spread throughout the spinal cord or to the brain.
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This photo shows a healthy donor giving bone marrow to a transplant recipient. The marrow is taken from the hip and is then distributed in the veins of the patient.
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