When a child is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the number one cancer in children, parents are always panicked and confused. However, the Children’s Cancer Foundation also encourages parents not to be too discouraged, and fight cancer with their children together. Although it is cancer, it is not a terminal illness. Now there are a variety of treatment methods to deal with, it is important to choose a suitable treatment method to actively treat!
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is not an incurable disease, and
the first-line cure rate is as high as 90%!
Dr. Chen Bowen from the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department of the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Hexin Cancer Center Hospital said that acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a high threat, and the course of the disease is fast and violent. If there is no immediate treatment, it may affect life safety within a few months. Fortunately, although it is cancer, it is not a terminal disease, and the cure rate is quite high. As long as the disease is actively treated, about 80%-90% of patients can be cured in the first-line chemotherapy and targeted drug treatment stage. Parents should not be too discouraged. The current treatment can be divided into remission induction period, consolidation treatment, maintenance treatment, central nervous system preventive treatment, etc., usually for about 2-3 years.