A few decades ago there were very low cure rates in both children and adults diagnosed with ALL. Today, nearly 90 percent of children and 40 percent of adults can expect long-term remission with leukemia-free survival— and probable cure. While adult cure rates lag behind the cure rates of children, adult remissions have increased over the last 10 years, and extended remissions are also more frequent.
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Treatment results and outcomes vary among patients. Newer treatment therapies, progress in stem cell transplantation, better supportive care and studies of new drugs in clinical trials are all contributing to improved outcomes and quality of life for people diagnosed with blood cancers.
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's free booklet, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.