Top-Notch Care Gives Our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Patients the Very Best Chance at Life
The most common pediatric cancer diagnosis here at Nemours and nationwide is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of cancer that affects the body’s white blood cells, which help fight infection and protect the body against disease.
Thanks to advances in therapy and clinical trials, the outlook for kids with ALL (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia) is extremely promising. And at Nemours we’re doing whatever it takes to help kids with cancer live — and live better and longer.
From 1994 to 2004, we’re proud to say that at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville our overall 5-year survival rate (that’s the number of kids alive 5 years after diagnosis and the start of their treatment) was far better than the national average of 80%.
Of course, every child’s disease, prognosis, and treatment plan are different. But we treat each and every patient we see with the same level of high-quality care to get them the very best outcome we can.