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Causes Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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