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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Case Study

Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In acute leukemia, the abnormal cells divide rapidly, quickly overtaking functional white and red blood cells. The most common form of cancer in children 0-14 years of age is acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The survival rate in children has improved more than 50% in the last half century. Currently, there is a 65.3% overall survival rate; in children under 5 the survival rate increases to 90.4%. Come experience the cancer journey with 6-year-old Noah.

Module 6: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Noah, 6 years old, was brought back to his pediatrician three weeks following a streptococcal throat infection...

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Upon receiving the results, the physician informed the stunned mother that her child had...

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A spinal tap was ordered to see if the leukemic cells had crossed the blood/brain barrier...

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A sputum culture was obtained and sent to the lab for gram stain, culture, and sensitivities...

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Noah was now in remission. Two weeks after achieving...

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