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how do u treat leukemia

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, 25%: Yes, adult leukemia are treatable. The treatment would depend on the type of leukemia, the biology of the leukemia etc. -the formula for calculating t ... Read More
Dr. Ann Traynor
43 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Adult leukemia: All adult leukemia is treatable. How likely it is to be cured depends on the subtype of leukemia, acute myelogenous or acute lymphocytic, hairy cell o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: it sounds about right back in 1990.....He probably died from AN INFECTION ..also the treatment for this cancer has improved dramatically in the past 1 ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cancers: There are umpteenth number of cancers and all of them have different treatment and prognosis. One cancer may behave differently in two individuals.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, but...: There are treatments that can be tried, but not knowing his prior treatment history and current condition i cannot say how likely such treatment will ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiatio ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Combination chemo: The drug choicees are variable among different age groups. Children with ALL are commonly treated with Vincristine/ Prednisone initially and later rec ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More intensive chemo: Yes, chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute leukemia are usually much more intensive and the dose usually is higher than the chemo for adult patie ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Fertility and chemo: Most children who received chemotherapy for leukemia, grow up to have children of their own. It really depends on the type of drug and dose received.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Ask your oncologist about fertility sparing regimens if you want to have children. There are a variety of ways to spare child bearing ability if you h ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
The ancient Greeks: knew about leukemia, which literally means "white blood". Traditional medicine had numerous ineffective treatments, but modern medicine has ... Read More

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