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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

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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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 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 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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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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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

Nccn. Org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Multiple: There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

No: CML is a very treatable disease today with drugs like sprycel, gleevec, and tasigna (nilotinib). Patients can essentially expect a normal life expectancy for CML today, vs a median survial of 5 years prior to these therapies. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are different ways to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

CML: CML is associated with philadelphia chromosome that result in the abnormal bcr-abl fusion gene. This becomes the target of treatment in cml. Oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (tki) is the treatment of cml. The 1st generation is gleevec. Other tki that is more specific to block the bcr/abl fusion gene also available- sprycel and tasigna (nilotinib). Bone marrow transplant is available only for specific case. ...Read more

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What's the type of inheritance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

Not inherited: CML is associated with chromosome damage (the philadelphia chromosome). This is not inherited. The damage is to bone morrow stem cells and occurs long after birth. So the disease is not passed on to children. ...Read more

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

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

CML: There are two types of CML, juvenile and adult. Each manifests marked clinical, hematological, and cytogenetic differences. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia?

What is the difference between lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia?

Cell type: Myelogenous arrive from different bone marrow cells called myeloid cells while lymphoid is lymphoid cells. Actual difference is if they are acute or chronic ...Read more

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Is there a difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?

Yes: Myelogenous leukemia involves a different early cell type than lymphocytic leukemia. Both can originate in the bone marrow but the diseases behave differently in both their acute and chronic forms. Different treatment regimens and strategies are used for the two and that is why it is so important to distinguish the exact type of leukemia. There are major differences within these 2 categories. ...Read more

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What's the difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?

Different cells: Myeloid cells and cancer (eg, aml, cml) are different than lymphoid cells and cancer (eg, all, cll). Just as breast cancer and colon cancer are different. Of course they are bone marrow cancers with blood cells and the differences are not like the solid tumor differences I mentioned above. The disease course and treatments are different based on the diagnosis and other factors. ...Read more

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What complications arise when a person with chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml) becomes pregnant?

Difficult situation: This has happened to many women taking Imatinib (Gleevec) for CML. Most women have had a normal baby, others aborted the baby with help from a Gynecologist. I believe it is safe to carry the baby to term but there is some risk the drugs can harm the bay but it is not proven. So if you want to keep the baby then you should take this risk, but be closely monitored by a CML expert. First 3 months are ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does myelogenous leukemia affect and what does lymphocytic leukemia affect?

Can doctors tell me what does myelogenous leukemia affect and what does lymphocytic leukemia affect?

Leukemia: The difference between these types of leukemia is the cell type they are derived from. Both types predominantly affect the blood but there can be involvement with other organs such as the spleen and liver.. ...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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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (Definition)

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 ...Read more