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

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • 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 Blood and Lymphatic System Center and Cancer and Tumors Center, as well as Leukemia.

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