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Is leukemia a form of cancer?

Is leukemia a form of cancer?

Yes: Yes. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. Leuk = white -emia = blood general divisions are: acute (a) vs. Chronic (c) lymphoid (l) vs. Myeloid (m) giving the main leukemia types - aml, all, cml, cll. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is leukemia a deadlyform of cancer?

Is leukemia a deadlyform of cancer?

Yes. Survival among: Leukemia patients is influenced by many things, including phenotype, molecular features, presenting white count, patient age, etc. We are making strides every day, with survival improvements across the board. But a leukemia diagnosis does not mean you should give up hope for a long and meaningful survival. For some patients/leukemias survival is near 95%. Be hopeful as you move forward. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cured from leukemia cancer?

Is it possible to get cured from leukemia cancer?

Leukemia treatment: This depends on the type of leukemia. Some leukemias are curable with chemotherapy. Other types can be treated but may not be curable. What type of leukemia are you referring too? ...Read more

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How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

Several ways: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Patients also have increased risk of bruising/bleeding. Infections are a higher risk for these patients as well. ...Read more

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What are the stages of leukemia cancer? How does it progress?

What are the stages of leukemia cancer? How does it progress?

Many variations: Leukemia can be Acute or Chronic. Further, it can be either Lymphatic(ALL , CLL) or Myeloid (AML)type. Since it is a blood cancer, it spreads into the blood very early on. So there is no staging system like we have for solid Cancers. But we can characterize it as Newly diagnosed(untreated) or Relapsed after prior treatment. The prognosis varies greatly among all the different varieties enlisted . ...Read more

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My ex bf just got diagnosed with leukemia cancer. Is there any chance that he could survive?

Yes: It depends on the type of leukemia. There are many different types, and some have a better prognosis and will go into remission or have disease free intervals. However, some are very aggressive and the long term survival is poor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and there is wide range of symptoms. The common symptoms are weakness, pallor, bleeding in mucus membrane and skin, lymph node enlargement, fever, infections etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is 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