Long-term Maintenance (MAINT or LTM)

LTM is the final phase of treatment for ALL, and the longest. It typically lasts for close to 2 years, but may be longer or shorter depending on exact diagnosis. LTM may require fewer hospital or clinic visits, but it is still very much active treatment, and will likely involve regular LPs steroid pulses, as well as daily chemo and other drugs at home. The main goal of LTM is to keep the patient in remission for a long period of time, to reduce the chances of relapse significantly.

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