is A.L.L. curable in children with leukemia?

what is the success cure rate of children with leukemia and how long is the chemo process my friends 4 yr old has A.L.L is that curable

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    ALL is the most common in children and most cureable in them.

    AML is less common in children, and harder to get rid of in them.

    There are several varieties of both, but those are the two general categories.

    CML is very rare in children.

    See the leukemia/lymphoma society website for excellent information about them all.

    http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=...

    http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/attachments/Natio...

    Source(s): M.L
  • 1 decade ago

    The treatment process is 2 to 2 and a half years. The first 8 months are the worst. Then it goes into maintenance mode for 2 years after. Find a good hospital skilled in this protocol. The good news is that the success rate for children is quite good, as long as they don't have something called a philadelphia chromosome, which the doctor will test for.

  • 1 decade ago

    ALL is the most common pediatric cancer; it also strikes adults of all ages. Malignant transformation and uncontrolled proliferation of an abnormally differentiated, long-lived hematopoietic progenitor cell results in a high circulating number of blasts, replacement of normal marrow by malignant cells, and the potential for leukemic infiltration of the CNS and abdominal organs. Symptoms include fatigue, pallor, infection, and easy bruising and bleeding. Examination of peripheral smear and bone marrow is usually diagnostic. Treatment typically includes combination chemotherapy to achieve remission, intrathecal chemotherapy for CNS prophylaxis and/or cerebral irradiation for intracerebral leukemic infiltration, consolidation chemotherapy with or without stem cell transplantation, and maintenance chemotherapy for 1 to 3 yr to avoid relapse.

    Children usually have a better outcome than adults. The majority of adults go into complete remission. Without treatment, a person with ALL can expect to live for about 3 months.

    ALL is most common in childhood with a peak incidence at 4-5 years of age, and another peak in old age. The overall cure rate in children is 85%, and about 50% of adults have long-term disease-free survival.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    it quite is curable (as in you could pass into remission) yet no longer everybody gets cured. infants with ALL (the main ordinary type) have a ninety% survival fee, that's super!. infants like me, who've AML have a drastically decrease survival fee of fifty%.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes it is very curable more than any other cancer with a high remession rate read it here http://leukemiadoc.blogspot.com/

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