Leukemia is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in children and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL as it’s commonly called, is the most common type of leukemia. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and it affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, these cells help fight infection and protect the body against disease. But in leukemia, these cells turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs.
Cancer is not just one disease but many different diseases. What all cancers have in common though is they cause the development of abnormal cells in the body that can grow and take over normal, healthy tissue. There are a number of treatments that exist for both adults and children with cancer, and treatment plans may include any or all of the following:
Hot summer nights in Canada are perfect for barbecues on the patio with friends and family, or huddling around the camp fire with the kids. It’s not uncommon to be joined by a few uninvited pests as the sun sets on the camp ground, and while mosquito buzzing and biting is mostly harmless, it’s important to be aware of West Nile Virus and how it may be transmitted.