Conditions & Treatments

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the blood in which too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, are produced by the bone marrow and by organs of the lymph system

Leukemia Index

There are several types of leukemias that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Overview of Leukemias

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Treatment Programs


Massachusetts General Hospital understands that a variety of factors influence patients' health care decisions. That's just one reason why we're dedicated to ensuring patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options. Because a single option might not serve all patients, we offer a wide range of coordinated treatments and related services across the hospital. Patients should consult with their primary care doctor or other qualified health care provider for medical advice and diagnosis information.

Select a treatment program for more information:



MassGeneral Hospital for Children

  • Psychology Assessment Center
    The pediatric neuropsychology specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychology Assessment Center provide neuropsychological assessments to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological, medical, genetic and developmental disorders.
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
    The Pediatric Anesthesia team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children specializes in caring for children before, during and after surgery and other procedures.
Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Hematologic Program
    The Hematologic Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology specializes in treating lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia and other blood disorders with advanced radiation therapies.

A lifesaving gift

MGH Hotline 2.18.11 The meeting of 50-year-old Erin Cortright with 28-year-old Carrie Atkins, surrounded by a team of MGH caregivers from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, brought tears to many eyes.

Lunder Building 9 and 10 medical oncology floors

MGH Hotline 3.18.11

Innovative care at the Cancer Center

Learn more about the latest treatment options for this condition at the Cancer Center