Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells in the bone marrow. When white blood cells have leukemia, your body can't fight infections with the same power it once could.
ALL also causes the bone marrow to make too many of these cells. The overgrowth makes it difficult for other blood cells, like red blood cells or platelets, to develop. Low levels of other blood cells can cause a variety of symptoms such as bleeding problems, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
At UVA Cancer Center, we have a range of innovative treatments for ALL, including:
- Biologic therapies
See all of our advanced treatments.
Do You Have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?
You should see a doctor if you have:
- Pale skin
- Night sweats
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Petechiae (flat, pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding)
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bone or joint pain
- Stomach pain
- Pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs
- Painless lumps in the neck, underarms, stomach, or groin
- Swelling of the liver and/or spleen