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Doctor insights on: How Do You Know If You Are In Remission For Leukemia Or Not

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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 happens if a patient has been in remission for leukemia and there is a possible reoccurence.how do we assign icd 9?

What happens if a patient has been in remission for leukemia and there is a possible reoccurence.how do we assign icd 9?

Unusual question: Newly diagnosed leukemia has ICD-9 code ending in .00 (acute lymphoblastic leukemia is 204.00 for example). Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission is 204.01. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in relapse is 204.02. ...Read more

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What are the chances of coming out of remission of leukemia?

It depends: It all depends upon the type of leukemia. Leukemia is not one disease and response rates vary according to the type of leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the percentages of adult chronic leukemia going into remission?

What are the percentages of adult chronic leukemia going into remission?

Depends on type.: The most common chronic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). With initial treatment with the most aggressive treatments, such as fcr have a response rate of 95% and complete remission rate of 70%. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has a 95% rate of complete cytogenetic response for chronic phase patients receiving initial therapy with the latest drugs. ...Read more

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My best friend is in remission from stage 4 leukemia. Is there a large chance that it will return?

Need more info: We need to know: what type of Leukemia does he have? In young adults it could be AML or ALL. They have differing prognosis(ALL is more curable). When did he achieve Complete remission(CR)? The risk of relapse is higher in the first 2 years after CR and then it decreases with each year. So this time table is important. How old is your friend and where was he/she treated? which Medical facility? ...Read more

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How long after being in remission with leukemia are you be considered cancer free?

Difficult question: Part of this depends on the type of leukemia: acute or chronic. The standard thought is 5 years for acute leukemia. However, the risk of relapse is significantly high in the first 2 years, so every year after this reduces the risk of recurrence significantly if you are followed closely by your oncologist. ...Read more

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I have leukemia but now in remission and I want to know if I can get and piercings or tattoos?

Depends on labs: Universal precautions (clean needles, etc) should be used independent of leukemia status. You could get tattoos/piercings otherwise if your labs were okay -- platelet count normal (or >50k), WBC (particularly absolute neutrophil count = anc normal). Check with your treating physician first of course. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo considering that I had leukemia 20 years ago that has since been in remission?

Maybe not: There has been some concern of transmission of hepatitis b and c virus through tattoong. We cannot assume that all needles and paint in tattooing parlors are sterilized appropriately. Besides, tattooing produces micro wounds to the skin with the theoretical possibility of producing wounds and infection. I would probably advice against it. ...Read more

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Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting.A condition or period n which something is remitted.It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more