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Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Hard to say...: It is very difficult to give you a general description of pain in leukemia since it varies widely from patient to patient. Generally, for example, in the beginning (before treatment) there may be bone pain from infiltration of the bone marrow or abdominal pain from infiltration of spleen/liver. Once treatment is initiated, there may be some pain associated with that, too. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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Is it true that acute leukemia is a type of cancer?

Is it true that acute leukemia is a type of cancer?

Yes. : Cancer is a disorder where a specific cell gains a growth and survival advantage and grows unchecked by the body's immune system. In acute leukemia the cancerous cell is on of the blood cells. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

No: I know you are hoping that the answer would be yes- but, no, there is no proven good alternatve medicine to treat acute leukemia. Acute leukemia is a life threatening disease and would need to be treated as soon as possible. Do not waste your time and delay the treatment. You should see an oncologist and have a detail discussion about get the work-up and treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you have normal blood work and have acute leukemia symptoms for 3 months?

Can you have normal blood work and have acute leukemia symptoms for 3 months?

Let me clarify: Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and then spills over into your blood. The symptoms are absent until your blood counts are affected by the leukemic process. This may take 1 to 3 months but it is difficult to time the exact onset of leukemia in the marrow . The symptoms are due to Anemia(low hemoglobin/RBCs), Infections(due to low white cell count) and abnormal bleeding due to low platelet counts ...Read more

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My dad just died of acute leukemia. He was in his late 70s. Is leukemia hereditary?

Usually not : Leukemia in adults is usually not hereditary. Sometimes individuals with other genetic changes such as down syndrome or a few other mutatations such as one called p53 have an increased risk, but most cases are not linked. ...Read more

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What is acute leukemia?

What is acute leukemia?

It is a disease: Acute leukemia is a blood disorder where white cells are not formed normally. It has excellent treatment available now. ...Read more

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How is acute leukemia cured?

How is acute leukemia cured?

Multiple ways: Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases. In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure. ...Read more

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Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Acute: Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal. The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.". ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acute leukemia twice?

Is it possible to have acute leukemia twice?

Well, yes...: Sometimes the same leukemia can come back, sometimes you can have 2 different types of leukemia. ...Read more

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How do you discover someone has acute leukemia?

How do you discover someone has acute leukemia?

Common symptoms: Symptoms at presentation of an acute leukemia are typically related to infiltration of the bone marrow with cancerous cells. This can cause bone pain. Additionally, the marrow is where the blood cells are made. So anemia - fatigue, paleness; low platelets - easy bruising, bleeding, petechiael rash; and abnormal white cells - fever, infection; are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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I've got adult acute leukemia. Now what?

Treatment: There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia. Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low, intermediate or high risk. In general induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation chemo can put patients in remission. ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what adult acute leukemia really is?

What's a simple way to say what adult acute leukemia really is?

White cell overload: In leukemia, the white cells from the marrow are malignantly overproduced. The cells that produce them push the red cells and platlets out of the way and the white cells are poorly functional so you are susceptible to infection. This is an acute type of cancer that needs immediate attention from your hematologic/oncologic specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic leukemia to turn into acute leukemia?

Is it possible for chronic leukemia to turn into acute leukemia?

Yes: Yes, chronic leukemias, usually after a relatively long period of evolution, may turn into an accelerated phase, sometimes called "blast" phase, which is equivalent with acute leukemia. This transformation indicates accelerated progression. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving acute leukemia (67 years old)?

It depnds on Type of: It depends on the type of leukemia (Acute leukemia is very bad). Chronic leukemia is much more treatable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

Nature: Acute means urgent require treatment right away. Chronic likely present fora while and may not require treatment urgently. ...Read more

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What should I do about acute leukemia in my 102 year old grandmother?

What should I do about acute leukemia in my 102 year old grandmother?

Be supportive: Treatment of acute leukemia in a 102 year old is not a good idea. It will lead to more harm than benefit. I would consider hospice and supportive care alone. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with a form of chronic leukemia can it change to an acute leukemia?

Yes, sometimes: There are two separate types of chronic leukemia;these go by the names CML and cll. They follow a separate course and can have a long course of disease. CML often ends up as acute leukemia(called blastic change which is a type of acute leukemia bearing poor survival once this transformation has taken place. Fortunately the risk of this happening is much reduced with the modern treatments for cml. ...Read more

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Great uncle had acute leukemia and now his daughter has it at 50 years old. Is this likely hereditary or can it be spontaneous?

Probably not : Did your great uncle had leukemia at an advanced age? Is it cll? Cll is a very common type of leukemia in old people, and no hereditary trend. On the other hand his daughter at 50 probably developed aml. If my guesses are correct, i don't see any hint of heredity. However, if the great uncle had aml, or all, and if other members of the family had cancer (breast, brain, colon etc.) then it could be. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more