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about acute myeloid luekemia, can you survive if elderly?

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Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Difficult: It really depends on age and type of aml. Some have better prognosis than others. It also depends on co-morbid status. Patients who evolve from mds also do very poorly. The issue is does that patient have a good prognosis or bad prognosis aml. If they are a condidate for treament can they tolerate agressive treatment or not. Most will do poorly unfortunately, especially above 80.
Answered on Aug 2, 2012

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