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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known r ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
AML: This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by an ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: There are a variety of different subtypes of aml. See this link for further details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not likely : If chemical exposure is responsible for leukemia or other cancers it is prolonged exposure that is felt to be necessary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting epis ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Myelemia: Or myelocytosis is a descriptive term for the increased number of myelocytes described and is not a medical condition per se. further work up will be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A blood cancer: CML is a blood cancer that develops slowly (hence chronic). If untreated it will eventually be life threatening. It is associated a unique chromosoma ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mu ... Read More
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