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A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
20 years experience General Surgery
Leukemia: This is a difficult dilemma answer even knowing all the facts, which we don't have in this forum. If the treatment side effects are mild and would hel ... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Limited value: Procrit (epoetin alfa) is commonly used in patients with cancer. But it is not always effective as it helps to raise red cell counts(hb) in most patei ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood work etc: You would need at least- blood work. Imaging scan for abdomen would be needed in certain chronic leukemia ( cml) to evaluate spleen or if there is o ... Read More
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
FCM: Flowcytometry from a blood sample is the standard test to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic mylogenous leukemia can also be diagnosed fro ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Usually sporadic: CML is associated with a known genetic abnormality (t(9;22) - otherwise known as the philadelphia chromosome). It is not known what in the environment ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Wiernik
56 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excess ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
50% are asymptomatic: About half of patients with chronic leukemia have no symptoms and are discovered on a routine CBC (complete blood count) usually obtained for some oth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Seeger
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Visit med onc doctor: The best approach is to meet with a medical oncologist with experience and discuss the treatment options when the diagnosis is confirmed. There are s ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chonic leukemia: Chronic leukemia in general can be divided in to chronic lymphocyic leukemia (cll) or chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).. Boh are usually in adult. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on type: Treatment will depend on type of chronic leukemia--cml vs cll. For cll, the treatment will be indicated only if symptomatic or there is indication to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chronic leukemia: 2 big groups of chronic leukemia are- chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). The chance of beating CML is very good as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various : Acute leukemia can lead to symptoms (bleeding, fever, infection, weakness) very quickly and requires treatment soon to avoid serious consequences incl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type of chronic leukemia. One could live for decades with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Visit this site for info on CLL: https://www ... Read More

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