Every child is very fond of their parents. A slight fever, rash, bruise, pain and other symptoms will always make people take special care of them. However, sometimes the same problems still occur frequently, or even more and more. It’s not just a simple injury or illness, but also “acute lymphoblastic leukemia”.
The Children’s Cancer Foundation reminds that acute lymphoblastic leukemia childhood cancer is not a terminal disease, and the first-line treatment has a high cure rate. If it is refractory, there are other treatment methods. Children who often have eight symptoms should be checked and treated as soon as possible.
The highest proportion of childhood cancer!
Understanding acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Lin Dongcan, chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, said that acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the disease with the highest proportion of childhood cancers, with 1 in 4 children suffering from cancer, and the incidence rate is about 25%. Dr. Chen Bowen from the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department of the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Hexin Cancer Center Hospital also pointed out that the disease mainly occurs in children under the age of 18, of which 3-5 years old are the most common, and the risk of boys is slightly higher than that of girls. high, with low incidence in adults.
The causes and risks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia are mainly related to the exposure of pregnant women to X-rays, chemotherapy, or exposure to various types of radiation, or genetic or chromosomal aberrations during pregnancy or before birth. The increased risk of genetic and chromosomal aberrations includes Down syndrome, neurofibromatosis type I, Bloom syndrome, Fanckney anemia, ataxia-microangiectasia post-group, and Li-Fraumeni disease post-group , mismatch repair genes cannot function properly, etc. All of the above may increase the risk of childhood morbidity.