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chronic lucidic leukemia

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: Typical tests include blood examination under the microscope and flow cytometry which is enough to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). For ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many differences: There are two chronic leukemias: chronic myelogenous leukemia( or cml) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia( or cll). These are two different diseases ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
29 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Completely different: Aml- cancer of pregenitor cells in the bone marrow- called myeloid- is a very agressive and life threatening disease. It needs to be treated right awa ... 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient ... 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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Low IgG?: agreed. Frequent bacterial infection associated with CLL may be due to hypogammaglobulinemia (Low amount of antibodies, also called low IgG). That's ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL: Acute leukemia does not have a chronic stage or phase. There is a leukemia called chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is generally a slow-growing leuk ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A form of cancer: Cll is a form of cancer, albeit a slowly progressing one and there are effective treatments. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclini ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Translocation: A big word but dna is always recombining when cells divide. In this case, a piece of dna from chromosome 9 moves over to chromosome 22 which essential ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and oth ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes! AML can kill.: Acute myeloid leukemia can be very aggressive. Generally it is treated at major clinical centers with a lot of expertise in leukemia especially at fir ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Bone marrow cancer: White blood cells live and grow in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream where they travel throughout the body to fight infection. If these cells ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
No: You would have to be very unlucky to have a second clone of rapidly dividing cells which is a cancer. CML would not switch to ALL.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your oncologist can: Ask your treating doctor. The stages of cll are based on the extent of disease which requires both blood tests as well as physical exam and ct scans o ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very serious disease: It is a type of acute leukemia- a cancer of white blood cells. It is very serious and life threatening. There are different types of aml. Prognosis wi ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
CLL : Cll is a very slow growing type of cancer. Most patients are diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease and more than half of them will live a 12 ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Lymph system cancer: Lymphocytes are normal cells of the immune system that protects the body from infection. When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Infiltration: The speen does enlarge in this disease. The causes include direct inflitration. Another is production of other blood elements (extramedullary hematopo ... Read More
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood cancer: AML is a blood cancer affecting a type of white blood cells called myeloid cells. It often occurs in late adult/elderly patients and has a short devel ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Blasts in blood/marr: Blasts are made in the bone marrow. Normally they are under 5% of all the white cells. So a Blast count in the bone marrow over 6% raises the question ... Read More

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