What are activity and dietary modifications for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Although activity may occur as tolerated, patients with ALL may not participate in strenuous activities such as lifting or exercise. In addition, a neutropenic diet is recommended in these individuals, as follows:

  • No fresh fruits or vegetables may be eaten
  • All foods must be cooked
  • Meats are to be cooked until well done

For patient education information, see Leukemia, as well as B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for Adults.


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