|Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia|
Bone marrow aspirate from someone with ALL
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is an acute (short-term, as it is fast-growing) leukaemia that arises from the precursor lymphoid cells (pre-B/T cells, also known as lymphoblasts) of the bone marrow and is the single most common childhood cancer, accounting for some 30% of all childhood malignancies. The vast majority of ALL cases arise from B-cells and occur in children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, although some arise from T-cells (which usually occurs in adolescent boys and affects their thymus gland) and some arise in adults.
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