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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Acute Adult Leukemia (Overview)

Acute leukemia is a virulent and rapidly progressive blood cancer which can be detected with a blood test. There are two types of Acute leukemia, based on the cell of origin. One is called AML(Acute Myeloid leukemia) and the 2nd one is called ALL(Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. These are two different diseases,requiring a different treatment which is largely based on use of Chemotherapy.


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Is acute myeloid leukemia harmful?

Is acute myeloid leukemia harmful?

Yes! AML can kill.: Acute myeloid leukemia can be very aggressive. Generally it is treated at major clinical centers with a lot of expertise in leukemia especially at first. AML is seen in both children and adults. I would recommend that if either you or a family member is diagnosed with this to seek out a center of excellence. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Acute Adult Leukemia (Overview)

Acute leukemia is a virulent and rapidly progressive blood cancer which can be detected with a blood test. There are two types of Acute leukemia, based on the cell of origin. One is called AML(Acute Myeloid leukemia) and the 2nd one is called ALL(Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. These are two different diseases,requiring a different treatment which is largely based on use of Chemotherapy.


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What are the tests for acute adult leukemia?

What are the tests for acute adult leukemia?

Bone marrow exam: The basic tests include blood review, flow cytometry but the definitive test is a bone marrow biopsy which gives the detailed information about type and prognosis of the acute leukemia. ...Read more

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How is acute myeloid leukemia different from chronic lymphoma leukemia?

Different cell type: Leukemias typically originate when one of the white blood cell types starts multiplying out of control and preventing the normal cells from doing their job. There are many types of white blood cells and the subtype of leukemia or lymphoma or myeloma depends on which subtype is out of control. ...Read more

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What's acute myeloid leukemia?

What's acute myeloid leukemia?

Blood cancer: AML is a blood cancer affecting a type of white blood cells called myeloid cells. It often occurs in late adult/elderly patients and has a short development phase usually (hence acute). Intensive chemotherapy and often bone marrow transplant can be effective with long term survival in 40-50% cases. AML in the elderly is more difficult to treat and results are worse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

Several: Fatigue, fever, easy bruising, infection are some of the symptoms of acute leukemia. Having any of these symptoms, however, does not mean that someone has leukemia. ...Read more

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Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

See below: About 80-90% of patients will achieve remission, but some of these patients will relapse and not be cured. Overall cure is achieved in about 40%. Those numbers come from this link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/overviewguide/leukemia-all-overview-survival-rates. ...Read more

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Aml acute myeloid leukemia is what?

Aml acute myeloid leukemia is what?

AML is a cancer.....: Of the bone marrow (actually a group of cancers) whose precise causes are unknown, but about which we know considerable molecular detail and are learning more each day. The disease arises from the hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in the bone marrow when these cells acquire mutations that allow them to escape controls on growth and apoptosis. Subtype info is found on the nci website. ...Read more

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age. ...Read more

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If a person has AML - acut emyeloid leukemia, what percent of blast would suggest acute myeloblastic leukemia?

If a person has AML - acut emyeloid leukemia, what percent of blast would suggest acute myeloblastic leukemia?

Blasts in blood/marr: Blasts are made in the bone marrow. Normally they are under 5% of all the white cells. So a Blast count in the bone marrow over 6% raises the question of Acute leukemia. Anything >30% blast count confirms a diagnosis of acute leukemia. As the blast cell numbers increase in the marrow, Blasts start to appear in the peripheral blood. That is how Leukemia is first diagnosed. ...Read more

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What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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What is acute myeloid leukemia (aml)?

What is acute myeloid leukemia (aml)?

Bone marrow cancer: White blood cells live and grow in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream where they travel throughout the body to fight infection. If these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control choking out the normal blood cells in the bone marrow and leaving the person vulnerable to infection, bleeding and anemia because there are not enough normal cells. All ages get AML but usually younger. ...Read more

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Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

See below...: Relapses of various types of leukemia including AML are still treatable. Consultation with an oncologist to discuss treatment options including chemotherapy and possibly bone marrow or stem cell transplantation is of paramount importance in managing the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Blood cancer: All is a form of leukemia which in turn is a form of cancer, more specifically blood and bone marrow cancer. The word "acute" means it progresses faster, as opposed to chronic cases that usually have a slower progression. The word "lymphoblastic" means immature lymphoid and describes the type of malignant cell involved in this leukemia, as opposed to other types of cells, for example myeloid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute myeloid leukemia vs acute lymphocytic leukemia?

What is the difference between acute myeloid leukemia vs acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Types of cells: White blood cells are different with different mechanisms to pretect body from infections. Acute myeloid leukemia arise from a type of white cells called myeloid series or neutophils, cut lymphoblastic leukemiaa arise from lymph type of white cells. These two types of leukemia have different treatments and the outcome or expectations are very different, none is better than the other in general. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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For acute myelogeous leukemia in a 24-year-old?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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For acute myelogeous leukemia in a 24-year-old?

Rephrase question?: Can you rephrase your question? Are you asking about treatment for aml? Treatment would depend on the type and biology/cytogenetic profiles of the aml. Generally speaking- in majority cases would need to get a combination of chemo as an induction then plus minus stem cell transplantation. A derivative of vitamin a- sometimes is given to certain case of aml. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more