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how long do people live with leukemia

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are a lot of subtypes. One of my best friends has had it for 25 years and is still glowering fine.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are imm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
That depends.: There are many different kinds of leukemia. Some are curable, some can be controlled so well the patient has a normal lifespan, others are slow growi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
It depends...: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (hsct) appears to be the most effective treatment for jmml and can cure about half the patients. If left untreated ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple Sclerosis: People with appropriate therapy and good compliance and follow up care can lead entirely normal, productive and full lives. There is no benefit trying ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
It is age dependent: On average 68% of myeloma patients are alive at 5 years. About 55% of younger patients are alive at 10 years. The survival time and percent is changin ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis C: All of the information you are asking is changing as we speak. Hepatitis c is becoming treatable and then there will be very little mortality once the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the gen-: eral health. The arthritis, I don't think, ever is bad enough to kill a person. One dies of other causes WITH the Arthritis, rather than from it. .
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Different types of brain cancers proceed at different rates. Some may last years, others may kill in months.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Not long: True "heart cancer" is very rare. It is also called myocardial sarcoma. If it can be removed completely, it can be cured. However, it's often not po ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Unknown: The unfortunate but fundamental truth while dealing with this question is that there is no final and definitive answer. This unavailability of an answ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Variable: This is highly dependent on the cancer type and stage of presentation. Some aggressive forms of cancer may take over vital organs within months; oth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends.: Adults with moya moya disease can live normal life spans depending on how severe the presentation is, which is usually a stroke. As long as there are ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Up to a normal life: span depending on the which of the various medical problems that may have.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Some normal span...: Achondroplasia affects about 1 in 15, 000 to 1 in 40, 000 babies. Most babies born with achondroplasia live a normal life span, but a few may have sev ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: There are several types of leukemia, some are much more aggressive than others. Treatment for many types is great these days, so why not try treatmen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Some cancers, e.g., small cell cancer of the lung can kill in months from the time of initial detection, other cancers are slow growing and a person m ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If treated long time: Primary biliary cirrhosis ( pbc) where body attacks blocks own biliary ducts, results in cirrhosis , best option is liver transplantation if feasibl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: The reality is that more than half of all women diagnosed with breast cancer will not die from breast cancer. While it is impossible to predict the t ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Full life: I would expect a full life with todays medications.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
We don't.: This is often a very difficult, if not impossible, question to answer for patients. Knowing someone's cancer type and stage and overall health, we ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on age: This is a rare genetic condition that has several different presentations. Infants who begin with symptoms early in life often do have a shortened li ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Many types : There are many types of t cell lymphoma. Some types are very slow growing, treatable but not curable..Patients can live for decades. Other types are m ... Read More
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