Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

These pages are for parents or carers of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), and for people who know a child with ALL.

Being told that a loved one has any type of cancer can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to hear. There’s sure to be a lot of information to take in.

We hope these pages will help you to understand your child’s condition and feel a little bit more in control. We’ll answer as many of the questions you may have along the way as we can – from symptoms through to tests, treatment and living with ALL, and where you can get support.

Every child is different, with a different medical history. So when you’re deciding what’s right for your child, discuss your situation with your specialist as well as getting information from this website and other places.

Our Support Line team are just a phone call or email away if you’d like to talk. They’re available Monday-Friday 10am-4pm on 0808 2080 888 or at