A 22-year-old member asked:
What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?
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Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known risks include radiation exposure and certain chemical exposure.
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Hard to say...: Many times we don't know what causes leukemia, irrespective of type. The process is probably multifactorial and has a strong genetic component. In a small subset of cases exposure to various toxins like paint fumes, or to radiation, can also cause it, but this represents only a small percentage of patients.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?
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Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps.
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