Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): What to Eat?

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If you are taking care of your kids or family who survived acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Weight gain with full-respect nutrition is the priority after healing.  Here we help you to sort out the specific and healthy eating tips.  In general, we should follow three main points listed below:
  • A regular eating pattern (i.e. 3 meals per day with snacks in between if you are still hungry)
  • Healthy snacks across the day between meals.
  • A healthy nutritious breakfast is necessary.
Examples of a healthy, balanced breakfast: 1. Wholegrain cereal, milk and a banana 2. Plain porridge with yoghurt and berries 3. Veggie Omelette (1 cup of cooked veggies) and 1 slice of wholegrain toast 4. Smoothie- ¼ cup of oats, 1 cup of milk, 1 banana, pinch of cinnamon Examples of a healthy, balanced lunch: 1. Wholegrain sandwich with tuna and lettuce with avocado spread 2. Chicken and vegetable soup 3. Vegetarian rice paper roll with egg/ or tuna 4. Brown rice and 4 bean mix salad Examples of a healthy, balanced dinner: 1. Spaghetti bolognaise with veggies 2. Crispy skin salmon with grilled veggies (e.g. zucchini, capsicum, carrots) 3. Chicken stir fry with brown rice 4. Barbecue beef with beetroot and chickpea salad/ or chicken salad with low fat Caesar dressing Examples of a healthy snacks: − Fruit with low fat yogurt / or 1 piece of fresh fruit − Sliced vegetables and hummus dip/ or low fat cream/cheese dip/ tzatziki (savoury yogurt dip) − 1 glass of low fat milk/ small tub of low fat yogurt − 3-4 wholegrain crackers with low fat cheese − 2 wholegrain crackers with peanut butter and banana − 1 cup of air popped popcorn − 3-4 celery/carrot sticks with hummus − Protein/ bliss balls In a word, the food groups should include:
  • Grain (breads/cereals) foods
  • Vegetables & legumes
  • Fruit
  • Dairy, or dairy alternatives (e.g. soy products)
  • Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and legumes
  • Discretionary foods (i.e. unsaturated spreads/oils)
All those diet should be checked by your doctors before your adding. We really hope this special menu builds up your or your family's health.
Sep 4, 2019

 A novel CAR T-cell therapy, developed by UCL researchers and designed to target cancer cells more quickly and cause fewer side effects, has shown very promising results for children with previously incurable acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

 The modified CAR T-cells were used to treat 14 patients with relapsed ALL at GOSH, Manchester Children's Hospital and University College Hospital, London.  12 out of 14 patients with otherwise incurable ALL cleared their disease after three months and five patients remain leukemia-free. Patients also experienced less of a harmful side effect known as cytokine release syndrome (CRS).
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