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Just been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.What is the treatment. Is this painful and is the treatment painful. Became ill and white cell count went very high but got under control with antibiotics, monocytes have been high for at least 6 ye

Just been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.What is the treatment. Is this painful and is the treatment painful. Became ill and white cell count went very high but got under control with antibiotics, monocytes have been high for at least 6 ye

Chemotherapy: In most cases, like any other leukemia, the treatment consists of combination chemotherapy and the options are best discussed with your oncologist. Chemotherapy does have various side effects and those should also be discussed with your oncologist before starting treatment. ...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 myelomonocytic leukemia?

What is myelomonocytic leukemia?

Type of AML: "Myelomonocytic" means that, under the microscope, the abnormal leukemia cells look like a type of white blood cell called a monocyte, or an immature monocyte (monoblast). They also have characteristics of monocytes when stained with certain antibodies. The term might be used with a type of acute leukemia (AMML) or with a more chronic syndrome called CMML (chronic myelomonocytic leukemia). ...Read more

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What's the difference between the two chronic leukemias?

Many differences: There are two chronic leukemias: chronic myelogenous leukemia( or cml) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia( or cll). These are two different diseases altogether and require different types of drugs for their treatments and the results are vastly different. Your doctor can explain it further. ...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 awhile 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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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 the life expectancy of a chronic lgl leukemia patient?

What is the life expectancy of a chronic lgl leukemia patient?

Usually long: Lgl is usually indolent and may nto require any intervwention for long time, you need to follow up regualrly with your hematologist. ...Read more

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...Read more

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a very slow disease?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a very slow disease?

Can be: Based on the genetic factors of the leukemia (cll) it can be a slow-growing disease that may not require therapy for a long time, if ever. ...Read more

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What're the effects of chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What're the effects of chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

See below: Cll is form of blood cancer, usually a slowly progressing one. It may cause fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001559/. ...Read more