U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 46-year-old member asked:

is adult leukemia treatable and if you have a sibling what are the chances of them being a good donor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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 the chances of a particular person having an hla-matched sibling is 1 − (0.75)n, where n denotes the number of potential sibling donors.In general, a patient with one sibling has a 25% chance of having a match.
Dr. Ann Traynor
Hematology and Oncology 43 years experience
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 or chronic myelogegnous or chronic lymphocytic. The treatment approach depends on the subtype. Each full sibling has a 1 in 4 chance of being a full hla match.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
A 29-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated May 21, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.