The ALL Guide: Information for Patients and Caregivers
This booklet is for patients with ALL, their families and caregivers. It will help patients, families and caregivers learn about ALL and how it is treated.
There are three stages of treatment for ALL
- Induction therapy
- Consolidation therapy (also called "intensification")
- Maintenance therapy.
Consolidation and maintenance are postremission therapies. These are described beginning on page 19.
The goal of treatment for ALL is to cure the disease.
- Many children with ALL are cured.
- The number of adults with ALL in remission (no sign of the disease)
- The length of remission in adults has improved.