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A 29-year-old female asked:

friend diagnosed with apl leukemkia at 54 years old.went into remission for a year and now it's back.needs transplant. i thought apl didn't recur?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It can recur: APL is largely curable but not 100%. Some cases(10+ percent ) do relapse and can be difficult to control. Make sure that patient is next treated at a cancer Center where there is an expert who treats APL. There are some wonderful drugs like Arsenic Oxide which I hope he can receive unless already used in his first treatment schedule.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2014

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