Crestview girl overcoming cancer

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM.

More than 6,000 cases of ALL were reported in the United States last year, according to, the American Cancer Society’s website. Symptoms include fever and easy bruising; risk factors include exposure to radiation or X-rays before birth.

"After the doctor told us what was wrong with her, we both just broke down and started crying," Mayberry said.

Most ALL-related deaths reportedly occur in adults; this cancer quickly worsens if untreated.

However, early detection increases chances of successful treatment.

"The doctors told us that there is a 95 percent survival rate," Gary said.


Layla has received seven chemotherapy treatments, which, so far, have been successful in eliminating the leukemia from her body, her parents said.

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