What type of facility should provide treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is best treated by physicians who have significant experience in the treatment of patients with acute leukemia. In addition, these patients should receive treatment in a setting where appropriate supportive care measures (high-level blood banking and leukapheresis) are available. Patients admitted to hospitals that lack appropriate blood product support facilities, leukapheresis capabilities, or physicians and nurses familiar with the treatment of patients with leukemia should be transferred to an appropriate (generally, tertiary care) hospital.


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