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What would the life expectancy of a person with acute myeloid leukemia be?

What would the life expectancy of a person with acute myeloid leukemia be?

Too many: Factors to make a specific comment. Without treatment survival is weeks to a few months. Many AML patients can be cured. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Anll (Definition)

Also known as AML, acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells (called myeloid) cells formed in bone marrow. It often occurs in late adult or elderly patients and has usually a short development phase (hence acute). Symptoms of AML include easy bleeding or bruising or tiny red flecks on the skin ("petechiae") from low platelets; pale skin, fatigue or shortness of breath from anemia (low red blood cells); or infections (from low numbers of ...Read more


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How do you cure acute myeloid leukemia?

How do you cure acute myeloid leukemia?

Chemo/transplant: Not all acute myeloid leukemia can be cured. Some acute myeloid leukemia with good genetic or molecular profile can be well treated or even cured by current standard intense chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. ...Read more

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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

A cancer of the Whit: A leukemia is type of blood cancer arising from the white cells. Acute myeloid leukemia also called AML is a serious type of cancer which has good chemotherapy based treatments available but they are best done by a leukemia specialist at a major cancer center. ...Read more

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Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

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

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Is there anything I can do about acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse?

Is there anything I can do about acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse?

See below...: The treatment of leukemia, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many times the relapse is still responsive to chemotherapy and a second remission may be achieved. Subsequent options should be discussed with the oncologist and may include a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. ...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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How do patients with severe acute myeloid leukemia get their needed nutrition?

How do patients with severe acute myeloid leukemia get their needed nutrition?

Oral or IV: The treatment for AML is difficult. If patients are too sick to eat, they will be fed temporarily by intravenous feeding, called "tpn." maintaining nutrition during the treatment is important. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about getting acute myeloid leukemia due to using certain chemicals such as benzene?

See below: There have been cases where prolonged exposure to various chemicals increase the chance of leukemia and other varieties of cancers. The charnoble disaster in russia caused a significant increase in leukemias, lymphoma and other varieties of cancers in the population in chernoble and surrounding communities. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for acute myeloid leukemia?

Chemotherapy: Acute myeloid leukemia is treated with chemotherapy. The type of drugs and intensity of the chemotherapy is determined by factors such as the patient's age, other medical problems and prior therapies. Chromosome changes in the leukemia cells can also determine the treatment given. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant is used in some cases. ...Read more

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Help! What is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

Help! What is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

It involves Chemothe: Typical treatment for acute leukemia requires admission to the hospital for chemotherapy which can make you sick and cause infections. So, most patients end up in the hospital for several weeks to begin with till their leukemia goe sinto a remission which is early benefit of an effective chemotherpy which is the case in half to 2/3 of the cases. Young adults do much better than the old (>60 yrs). ...Read more

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What is the infectious agent involved in acute myeloid leukemia?

None: Almost all cases of AML can now be attributed to some type of chromosomal damage. There is no known infectious agent in humans to causes the leukemia. The disease cannot be passed from on person to another based on casual contact. ...Read more

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What's acute myeloid leukemia?

See links: For a nice overview of aml, see the following pages at the national cancer institute.

For adult:
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient

for pediatric:
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childaml/patient. ...Read more

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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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What is acute myeloid leukemia is?

Marrow malignancy: AML is a bone marrow malignancy characterized by uncontrolled growth of leukemic cells in the bone marrow. It leads to very high white blood cell counts, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). It is rapidly fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment. It can be cured in up to about 40% of people. ...Read more

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I have acute myeloid leukemia, what to do?

See below...: Once a diagnosis of leukemia is made, a referral to a hematologist/oncologist is necessary. The oncologist will decide what the best treatment plan is and how to manage the condition. Immediate consultation with a hematologist/oncologist is of paramount importance for a favorable outcome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia?

Fatigue, fever etc: Acute myeloid leukemia starts from bone marrow, where normal blood cells were made. Leukemia cells will decrease the abilities of bone marrow to make normal blood cells such red blood cells (delivery oxygen); white blood cells (fight for infection), and platelets (stop bleeding). Therefore, the symptoms can be fatigue, fever, bruising or bleeding, bone pain, swollen glands, and weight loss. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acute myeloid leukemia to develop?

It is really: Hard to tell accurately but it is pretty fast. As the name indicate, people with the condition are diagnosed when they develop one of the catastrophic symptoms. In general the development is pretty acute and progression is fast unless treated aggressively ...Read more

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What are mv4-11 cells of acute myeloid leukemia? What does this mean?

What are mv4-11 cells of acute myeloid leukemia? What does this mean?

MV-4-11: ...this is the name of a leukemia cell line used by cancer researchers. They originally came from a 10 year old boy with acute leukemia and they have the convenient property of being able to grow endlessly in a lab cell culture dish. Cancer researchers might use them for various purposes, such as testing new drugs, before trying them in people. ...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