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what does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chonic leukemia: Chronic leukemia in general can be divided in to chronic lymphocyic leukemia (cll) or chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).. Boh are usually in adult. Median age a diagnosis in CML is 50 yrs; and in cll is 70 yrs. Cll accounts for 30% leukemia case -which is the most common leukemia in western countries. CML accounts for 15-20% cases. Most common presentation for both are abnormal blood test.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow is the site of the defect. Treatment and outcome depend on the type of leukemia and stage of the disease. Some leukemias may be curable with intensive therapy and may require bone marrow transplantation.
Answered on Mar 7, 2012

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