Leukaemia is a haematological cancer, affecting the blood cells, it is important to ask your doctor or specialist what type of leukaemia is suspected. Leukaemias can be acute or chronic.
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a rare type of cancer, affecting approximately 200 adults per year in the UK.
People with acute leukaemia need very specialist treatment as they are very vulnerable to infection.
Any one with leukaema or a related disease who is concerned about an infection must call their treatment centre immediately.
You can find further information on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on the NHS Choices website.
You can also visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area