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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 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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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 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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