Frontline

Frontline is the initial treatment phase for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) This roadmap is based on the current standard of care as adopted by the international body, Children’s Oncology Group (COG).

When Beaudin was dianosed the treatment plan was under the COG 9032 and as such, all detail listed fall under that plan.

Blog posts specific to frontline:

Explanation of ALL and COG9032

Many children around the world are treated for Leukemia following the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) guidelines from study COG0932.  There are a couple other mainstream protocols, including the Berlin- Frankfurt-Munich (B.F.M) and the UK, but in the U.S. especially, most children…

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A.L.L. Induction- a technical review

Induction is 29 days. It is the first phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: Days 1-4, 7-18 Medical details: 2 Bone Marrow Aspirates 1 Permanent…

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Cold, hard facts about A.L.L and Induction

I normally blog as a narrative, but with all the details of what’s going on, I thought it may be worth laying out some more details in a more expository fashion. It’s outside my comfort zone. That is for sure.…

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A.L.L. Consolidation- a technical review

Consolidation is 28 days. It is the second phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: NONE! (oh sweet baby Jesus!) Medical details: 3 intrathecal chemo doses…

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Interim Maintenance- a technical review

Interim Maintenance is 56 days. It is the fourth phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: NONE! (oh sweet baby Jesus!) The PTSD of Induction is…

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Delayed Intensification- a technical review

Delayed Intensification is 56 days. It is the fourth phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: NONE! Thankfully. Medical details: 2 intrathecal chemo doses via lumbar…

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Interim Maintenance 2- a technical review

Interim Maintenance 2 is 56 days. It is the fifth and final phase of frontline treatment. Frontline is the initial portion of the 2-3 year treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Days Spent Inpatient: NONE! Except for the visit to clinic…

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What Leukemia looks like now: Day 287 Part One

Today Beaudin is 287 days post-diagnosis. He has 508 days until the end of his treatment and 1,204 days before the medical model will consider him “cured”, 5 years post diagnosis. He is on day 43 of his first cycle…

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