ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about the factors that doctors use to describe this type of cancer. This is called classification. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
There is no staging system for childhood ALL, compared to other types of cancer. However, there are a number of factors that help doctors choose the best treatment plan and predict the chance that the disease will come back after treatment. Doctors plan the child’s treatment based on these and other factors: