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What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Good risk: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the presence of "promyelocytes" in the blood and bone marrow. They have a very distinctive appearance. APL arises from very specific gene mutations that puts the disease in a good risk category. This means that the most patients can be put into remission and cured of the disease, using retinoic acid, arsenic trioxide, and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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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 can be done for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

What can be done for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Chemotherapy: This type of leukemia, apl is a medical emergency. It is treated with standard chemotherapy for leukemia plus a medication called atra (all-trans retinoic acid). In apl, the white cells stop maturing at the promyelocytic phase so atra allows them to mature and the chemotherapy destroys the leukemia. This is probably one the more curable leukemias. Then atra is taken for 2 years as maintenance. ...Read more

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Acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding, what to do?

Acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding, what to do?

You need a Leukemia: A leukemia expert is what you need to take care of your apl. There are some brand new drugs other than chemo... They can avoid any risk due to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding and can it be stopped once started?

Is there anything I can do about acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding and can it be stopped once started?

Medical emergency!: This is a medical emergency! Immediate professional medical care is necessary. Even though acute promyelocytic leukemia generally has a very good prognosis, the occurrence of bleeding may indicate a serious and potentially fatal complication of this disease, namely disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) that needs to be treated immediately in a hospital setting. Seek professional help now! ...Read more

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Do you know if aml chemorisistant is like acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Do you know if aml chemorisistant is like acute promyelocytic leukemia?

No: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (also known as APML and AML-FAB M3) is a very curable form of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). It is rarely chemotherapy resistant. ...Read more

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What's the expected survival rate in a 19 male with (all) acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What's the expected survival rate in a 19 male with (all) acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Need more info: Prognosis in all is still very good in young adults when treated with aggressive chemotherapy (and possibly radiation). One of the most powerful prognostic features is cytogenetics (e.g. Philadelphia chromosome, mll, and tel/aml1). T versus b cell, CNS involvement, response to initial chemo, all give additional information. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of acute myeloid leukemia aml?

What is the survival rate of acute myeloid leukemia aml?

It Depends: There are many factors that go into determining survival for patients with aml. Specific chomosomal/genetic changes of the leukemia cells can be associated with a better or worse prognosis and will impact survival as well as treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for young adults that have lymphoma or leukemia?

Blood malignancy: Depending on condition at diagnosis, and with proper evaluation, staging, and treatment — excellent chances for complete remission! ...Read more

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What is survival rate against aml leukemia?

What is survival rate against aml leukemia?

Variable: The survival rate for AML is variable. Dependes on prognostic factors (clues for good or bad chances,) and that would mainly include age, dna gene mutation types, type of AML (seven types) and performance status of the patient. In general the younger the patient the chances are better. In addition, there is a seconday AML (after previous chemotherapy or other dieseas,) that carry poor prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 75-year-old patient with leukemia?

ASK ONCOLOGIST: ASK THE CANCER DOCTOR (ONCOLOGIST). THE CANCER TYPE, STAGE, CURRENT FUNCTIONAL STATUS OF A SENIOR CITIZEN, OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS WILL HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED BEFORE DISCUSSING THIS QUESTION. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer. What is the survival rate?

My friend was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer. What is the survival rate?

It's variable: There are Acute and Chronic leukemia so. Some derive from lymphocytes others from granule yetis.
The survival rate will vary depending on the type.
In general survival eaters have improved and continue to improve. The age of the patient and his or hers state of health is also important. Treatment should be directed by a medical oncologist knowledge able about the best options. I ...Read more

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How rare is it for a child to get aml leukemia m4 and what would the survival rate be daughters WBC count when diagnosed was 280000?

How rare is it for a child to get aml leukemia m4 and what would the survival rate be daughters WBC count when diagnosed was 280000?

AML: Sorry to hear about the aml. High wbcs are not that uncommon with AML m4. Survival rates depend on genetics of the leukemia. These tests were sent with the initial bone marrow (usually) and take a week or so to come back. Another important test is the bone marrow after the first cycle of chemo. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for 3 month old baby with all (leukaemia)?

What is the survival rate for 3 month old baby with all (leukaemia)?

Different types: Believe it or not, there are actually different types of all, and the type a child has impacts survival rates, so hared to answer. Childhood all now has a survival rate of over 90%, so that is very encouraging. The very young, m though, tend to do a little worse. Talk over with her oncologist. Remember, though, every child is an individual, and numbers are just numbers — keep faith and hope! ...Read more

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How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

Varies: There are many types of AML and there are a lot of prognostic factors that have to calculate on each case. Especially nowadays, treatment for AML is personalized and tailored to the biology of the leukemia cells. Treatment will depend on the type and the biology markers/prognostic factors of the aml. Patients can survive only for several months or could be for several years. ...Read more

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Could you give me the median survival for the elderly, over 65, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Also, what was it 30 yrs. Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group? I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Could you give me the median survival for the elderly, over 65, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Also, what was it 30 yrs. Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group? I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, could you give me the median survival in early 80, s for elderly acute lymphoblastic leukemia,?I am having difficulty finding these statistics. Are we making any progress in the elderly with this type of leukemia? Thanks in advance.

Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a 73-year-old person who diagnosed with acute leukemia and his white blood cell is 80,000?

What is the survival chance of a 73-year-old person who diagnosed with acute leukemia and his white blood cell is 80,000?

Which type?: The odds depend entirely on the molecular and antigenic sub typing of this particular tumor. Unti this is done, prognosticating is not helpful ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Please describe the mortality rate for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Differs depending...: On the subtype of all, age and risk stratification. Pts with b-cell phenotypes tend to do better than those with t-cell dz. Children tend to do better than adolescents and adults. There are also several molecular abnormalities with prognostic significance. Not enough room here to list. Taking all comers, survival among adults is 40-50% while for children, 80-85%. Ask if you need more specifics. ...Read more

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What is success rate of using prednisone in treatment of 88 year-old man whose chronic leukemia is now becoming acute with transfusions every 2 weeks?

What is success rate of using prednisone in treatment of 88 year-old man whose chronic leukemia is now becoming acute with transfusions every 2 weeks?

Not significant: I am sorry, but I don't think that by itself will work. I do not know what is the reason to give you Prednisone for acute leukemia. If that is given in conjunction to other kind of therapy-that would make more sense. Please discuss with your oncologist further. Dacogen (decitabine) is something you can consider ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival in leukemia?

Depends: There are numerous factors which determine prognosis in leukemia. An oncologist familiar with the specific case would be best to outline those factors. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a 73-year-old person who diagnosed with Leukemia Lymphangitis? His White Blood cells is 80,000.

What is it really?: There's no such thing as "leukemia lymphangitis". If this is just chronic lymphocytic leukemia, some forms are so mild that they do not put at person at much increased risk of dying. Let's hope this is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

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

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What are differences between acute and chronic leukemia?

What are differences between acute and chronic leukemia?

Various : Acute leukemia can lead to symptoms (bleeding, fever, infection, weakness) very quickly and requires treatment soon to avoid serious consequences including death. Chronic leukemias are more indolent may take a while before causing symptoms often diagnose incidentally on a blood count. Treatment depends on the kind of leukemia: myeloid-treated soon to avoid becoming acute; lymphoid-could be watched. ...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?

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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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

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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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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