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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

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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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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


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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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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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Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Unlikely: Unlikely acute leukemia, plz see a hematologist. Anemia has many causes at your age most common being iron deficiency. Acute leukemia without therapy is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known risks include radiation exposure and certain chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Unlikely: In the absence of other disease or treatment emergent complications CML is not associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

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Is the course all downhill for acute m leukemia?

Intensive therapy: If fitted for intensive chemotherapy, a patient with AML is usually treated with several cycles of chemotherapy. Fever, infection, frequent blood transfusion, fatigue is very common after each cycle of chemotherapy. Reduced intensity therapy is used in elderly patients with less toxicity. However, the rate of cure is less when compared to intensive chemo. ...Read more