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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

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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

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 some treatments for acute myeloid leukemia?

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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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 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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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 are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

See below...: First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist. To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia. ...Read more

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What treatments are best for actue lymphoblastic leukemia?

What treatments are best for actue lymphoblastic leukemia?

Chemotherapy: Successful treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) requires chemotherapy using multiple different drugs. Treatment of the spinal fluid is also needed. There are many different combinations that can be used and treatment requires multiple cycles of therapy. In some cases a stem cell transplant will also be used. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few weeks to months of being diagnosed. Today, almost all patients get into remission. About 40% of patients with the most aggressive types will be cured with no evidence of leukemia 5 years from diagnosis. Some easier to treat types have 80-90% cute rate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute myeloid leukemia?

What is the treatment for  acute myeloid leukemia?

Differs: The answers depend on patient age, overall health, and type of aml. Usually younger, healthier patients are offered aggressive chemotherapy and possible stem cell transplant, while older patients are offered less aggressive chemotherapy or supportive care alone. Here is a link to info on AML treatment: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient/page1. ...Read more

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What are the treatments offered to adults with acute myeloid leukemia?

What are the treatments offered to adults with acute myeloid leukemia?

See below...: First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist. To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually the first line of treatment. There are certain types of chronic leukemia that progress very slowly and do not need treatment initially. After chemo, remission or even cure may be achieved. The next step may be a bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments offered to cure adult acute myeloid leukemia?

There is good treatm: Chemotherapy can cure a fairly large percentage of AML cases. But you need to go to a cancer center which specilises in blood cancers and also hass facilities for bone marrow transplant, which is sometimes used following initial chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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What are complications for someone with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What are complications for someone with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Many side effects: There are many potential complications for somebody with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). Some are related to the leukemia and some are due to toxicities of the treatment. Typical problems include infection, bleeding problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, hair loss, fatigue, and need for blood transfusions. There can be effects on fertility as well. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used. ...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 effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

Leukemia Treatment: Leukemia response to treatment depends on many factors, but the most powerful are: (1) type of leukemia, (2) genetic mutations in leukemia cells, (3) age of the patient, and (4) fitness of the patient. For some leukemias, like APL, most people are cured. In CML, the leukemia can be kept at bay for many years with an oral pill. Most patients with CLL are just watched closely and never treated. ...Read more

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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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Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

No: I know you are hoping that the answer would be yes- but, no, there is no proven good alternatve medicine to treat acute leukemia. Acute leukemia is a life threatening disease and would need to be treated as soon as possible. Do not waste your time and delay the treatment. You should see an oncologist and have a detail discussion about get the work-up and treatment as soon as possible. ...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