- Blood cancer
- Childhood leukaemia
- Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
- Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
- Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML)
- Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL)
- Large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL)
- Plasma cell leukaemia (PCL)
- T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL)
- Other conditions related to blood cancer
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
ALL is a type of cancer that affects blood-producing cells called lymphoblasts.
In ALL, lymphoblast cells don’t mature properly and grow too fast. The abnormal lymphoblasts (also called leukaemia cells) build up in your bone marrow and eventually, there’s no room for normal blood cells to be made. The leukaemia cells may also spread to other parts of your body.
There are different types of ALL. The most common are B-cell ALL, T-cell ALL, and Philadelphia positive ALL.