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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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How bad is the prognosis for plasma cell leukemia?

How bad is the prognosis for plasma cell leukemia?

Bad but there's hope: Plasma cell leukemia is a very aggressive cancer of marrow plasma cells with survival sometimes measured in months. Newer drugs however along with stem cell transplant appear promising to improve the prognosis. See Expert Rev Hemtol 2010 Oct 3,p543 ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Good: The treatment for allis very long but very good. There are different risk groups of all depending on many factors. The best of these have a prognosis of 95% cure rates. The common risk groups have 80-85%cure rates. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a child diagnosed with aml leukemia m4 her WBC was 280000 when diagnosed she passed away but I have so many questions?

What is the prognosis of a child diagnosed with aml leukemia m4  her WBC was 280000 when diagnosed  she passed away but I have so many questions?

Many variables: First, let me extend my condolences on the loss of your daughter. This is clearly the worst thing that can happen to a parent. There are many factors that influence the likelihood that a child diagnosed with AML will survive. The best person to get answers from regarding your daughter's case is her oncologist. I'm sure he or she would be happy to meet with you and try to answer your questions. ...Read more

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What does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

What does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow is the site of the defect. Treatment and outcome depend on the type of leukemia and stage of the disease. Some leukemias may be curable with intensive therapy and may require bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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My brother has adult chronic leukemia. What should I tell him?

See your doctor: Are you your brother's doctor? It is a subject he should take up with his doctor. Leukemia is a serious though often treatable illness and he should see his doctor asap. ...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?

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

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more