Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Outlook

What to expect with acute lymphocytic leukemia:

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia responds to treatment in about 80 percent of patients.
  • About 80 percent children with this form of leukemia are cured.
  • About 35-40 percent of adults live longer than 2 years.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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