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Is the course all downhill for acute m leukemia?

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Dr. Weili Sun
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Intensive therapy: If fitted for intensive chemotherapy, a patient with AML is usually treated with several cycles of chemotherapy. Fever, infection, frequent blood transfusion, fatigue is very common after each cycle of chemotherapy. Reduced intensity therapy is used in elderly patients with less toxicity. However, the rate of cure is less when compared to intensive chemo.
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Dr. Zartash Gul
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
No: It depends on patient' s condition, type of response, Cytogenetics, and if a transplant can be done in poor risk disease or not
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