Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is a cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of the bones, where new blood cells are made). The term “acute” means that the leukemia can progress quickly, and if not treated, would probably be fatal within a few months.
Lymphocytic means it develops from early (immature) forms of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Acute leukemia requires aggressive, timely treatment.
Related Journals of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia