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is aml cancer cured by getting bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Might be: Acute myelogenous leukemia (aml). Is curable and may require marrow or stem cell transplant.
Answered on Nov 8, 2012
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes, but...: Depending on the age of the patient and characteristics of aml, a bone marrow transplantation may be warranted in order to cure a patient. However, in some situations, some subtypes can be cured with chemotherapy alone.
Answered on Sep 2, 2013
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Dr. Zartash Gul
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It can be . In poor risk aml that is the only curative option albeit with risk of complications. Chance of cure is bw40-50 percent
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

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