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is aml leukemia hereditary

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Coincidence: Acute myelogenous leukemia is seldom a familial disease. I would not be at all concerned. The one known gene is ataxia-telangiectasia carrier state, a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aniket Saha
13 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Uncommon: AML is common in older people and ALL is most common in kids. Both are curable but ALL has better outcomes. But not all AML are same. Many subgroups ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Weili Sun
Dr. Weili Sun answered
25 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Once you are cured from AML (usually we say if you are cancer free for 5 years, you are cured), you can participate in any sport. Just need to keep in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Prognosis.: Secondary AML occurs when a prior treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, or a disease known to be a risk for AML preceeds the acute leukemia diagno ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Almost never: Common myelofibrosis and its cousin myeloid metaplasia are almost always sporadic. There are a few genetic marrow-failure syndromes but these are fair ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No.: Hairy cell leukemia is a relatively rare type of blood cancer that arises from lymphocytes. It is extremely responsive to treatment. Altough probabl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: This is a very rare form of lymphoma and it is not necessarily hereditary. If you had a family member with lymphoma, the best thing to do is to look a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not yet: However, in many cases, it is similar to a chronic diease. In its early stages, it does not even need treatment. Only when it becomes more advanced ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
24 years experience in Medical Oncology
Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It seems to strike totally at random.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Apl : it is not inherited. But like all cancers, it is caused by disorder of the genes....The why of it is unknown.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: If acute, potentially yes. If chronic, probably not. In acute leukemia, the cells are rapidly dividing and respond rapidly. In chronic leukemia, ty ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Tough question: If you mean hereditary, there are a few families that have a high incidence of lymphomas. If you mean, are there changes in the dna in lymphoma - the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is one of the chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoid neoplasms). It is characterized by a progressive accu ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Some leukemias are associated with viral infections, some likely related to chemicals and radiation, however the cause of most cases is unknown. Hered ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No.: Burkitt's is a high grade lymphoma, high response rates to combination chemotherapy, sometimes newer agents and radiotherapy. It is sporadic and not h ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on which: kind is diagnosed and which stage it is diagnosed at. Their are multiple kinds of lymphoma and leukemia that can not be discussed in 400 characters. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: It occasionally occurs in families but this is quite rare. This always brings up the question if it is hereditary or more environmentally related.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can be in some cases: Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) has many possible causes, but most are not inherited. Inherited types include wiskott-aldrich syndrome and the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Type of AML: "Myelomonocytic" means that, under the microscope, the abnormal leukemia cells look like a type of white blood cell called a monocyte, or an immature ... Read More

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