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Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
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 patients. Children are much tougher than how they look . They get higher dose of chemo and more intensive , but they tolerate them very well and would bounch back right away.
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