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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) information

Leukaemia is often referred to as 'cancer of the blood'. Leukaemia affects the immature blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, and is divided into four main types depending on the type of cells affected and the rate of progress of the disease if left untreated.   

It is important that the information you read relates to your particular type of leukaemia. This page contains information relating to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).        

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information

Our Haematology Patient Information Group produces several leaflets relating to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia:

Your nurse specialist (key worker) and the team caring for you 

Bone marrow test

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care. Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.        

Bone marrow or stem cell transplant       

Our Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) Patient Information Group produces several booklets relating to bone marrow / stem cell transplant.  If this treatment is recommended for you, leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you and/or your donor at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.  The booklets are available by clicking on the heading above.

More information
Click on the coloured text links below for general information which you may find helpful:             

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.     


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.        

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment. 

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.             

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact the haematology nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.    Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.         

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre

This page last reviewed 03/06/2021