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if you already have slowly progressing leukemia and a cancerous growth has been identified by doctors is this possible to be treated?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Sure. Talk to MD: Depends on the type of cancer/type of leukemia, stage of cancer/leukemia, spread, etc. Treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Yes.: Yes, this situation is treatable. Chemotherapy and/or a bone marrow transplant may be used to treat your leukemia, which can be put in remission or, at least monitored. Meanwhile, your growth can likely be removed with excision of the surrounding tissues to be sure it has not spread. Depending on the type of your leukemia and your growth the therapy will vary. See your dr. For more details.

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