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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (Overview)

This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often by evaluation of bone marrow aspirate. Treatments depend on subtypes and range from standard chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant.


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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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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
68 doctors shared insights

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (Overview)

This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often by evaluation of bone marrow aspirate. Treatments depend on subtypes and range from standard chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant.


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Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that i think of in a patient with abdominal pain.. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

Chloroma is....: A solid leukemia mass, also known as a granulocytic sarcoma, that is traditionally associated with aml. Indeed, chloromas are often associated with specific subtypes of aml, such as those that have the t(8;21) translocation. Treatment for them is the chemotherapy for the disease, although radiation therapy is sometimes used if the chloroma places adjacent structures at risk. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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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 the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?

What is the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?

AML: This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often by evaluation of bone marrow aspirate. Treatments depend on subtypes and range from standard chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

Chloroma is....: A solid leukemia mass, also known as a granulocytic sarcoma, that is traditionally associated with aml. Indeed, chloromas are often associated with specific subtypes of aml, such as those that have the t(8;21) translocation. Treatment for them is the chemotherapy for the disease, although radiation therapy is sometimes used if the chloroma places adjacent structures at risk. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that i think of in a patient with abdominal pain.. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

A blood cancer: CML is a blood cancer that develops slowly (hence chronic). If untreated it will eventually be life threatening. It is associated a unique chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting. ...Read more

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Dangers of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mutation have dramatically affected the outcome. This is now a disease that people can live for many years and be functional and productive. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and other organs. The disease is quite treatable these days because of targeted therapy and long lasting remissions are possible in most people. ...Read more

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How should I treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

By oncologist: This is a somewhat indolent form of leukemia which responds to treatment and can be carried for many years without major illenss. You could only have known about this if you had a bone marrow and blood test from your oncologist whose recommendations i would continue to follow. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the tests for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Blood, bone marrow: Common tests include blood review, floww cytometry, and a bone marrowe and biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Examination may show an enlarged spleen. The diagnosis is suspected by blood testing and confirmed by bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Myeloproliferative: It is in a group of disorders referred to as myeloproliferative neoplasms. There are essentially four: chronic myelogenous leukemia, essential thrombocytosis, polycythemia rubra vera and myelofibrosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

Bcr-abl: CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available. ...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