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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia affects the blood and bone marrow. This type of cancer creates abnormal blood cells, also known as immature blood cells. ALL mostly damages bone marrow, because this is where white blood cells are produced. ALL tends to develop very rapidly. It mostly affects children, although it can also develop among adults.
ALL mostly develops when abnormalities in DNA coding appear. As a result, healthy cells start to proliferate, becoming eventually malignant instead of dying off and being replaced by new cells. When there are too many white blood cells circulating, they begin to produce lymphoblasts, which is a term for leukemic white blood cells. The reason why DNA coding becomes abnormal remains unknown. Certain genetic disorders are believed to contribute to the development of ALL, but this theory has not been proved yet.
Children who have previously undergone cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, have therefore been exposed to harmful radicals, making them an at-risk group.
According to Cancer Stat Facts, there were approximately 60,000 new cases of ALL in 2016. The 5-year survival rate for this type of cancer is 59.7%.