Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL): Key links

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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common type of leukemia in children, occurring mostly in younger children (aged 2–4 years). It is named after the lymphoid stem cells it affects.

Cancer Australia explains that leukaemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It occurs when the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells, which are part of the body’s immune system to fight infections.

According to The Leukaemia Foundation, around 180 children are diagnosed with ALL each year. Almost all will achieve remission and most will be cured.

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