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How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

Varies: There are many different types of AML and there are a lot of prognostic factors that have to calculate on each case. Especially nowadays, treatment for AML is personalized and tailored to the biology of the leukemia cells. Treatment will depend on the type and the biology markers/prognostic factors of the aml. Patients can survive only for several months or could be for several years. ...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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Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

AML: Is treated with chemotherapy in almost all cases. One subtype, acute promyelocytic leukemia can be managed without chemo. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chemotherapy the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Yes.: AML is a very difficult disease to treat. This disease is deadly if not treated. The only successful treatments are with chemotherapy. some people even need bone marrow transplants (which require very high doses of chemotherapy). Good luck. ...Read more

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How to maintain health for a patient who had acute leukemia before, diagnos on september2012, went for chemotherapy for 4 times, finish at march 2013.

How to maintain health for a patient who had acute leukemia before, diagnos on september2012, went for chemotherapy for 4 times, finish at march 2013.

Healthy Lifestyle: A healthy lifestyle is the best course to follow. This includes daily exercise(walking is the best but any physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes...More is even better) and healthful diet. A healthy diet is low in fat (no animal fats, if possible) and is predominantly plant based diet with ample amount veggies and fruits with each meal. You should have ample proteins in yur diet(fish/nuts). ...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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What is the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?

What is the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?

AML: This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often by evaluation of bone marrow aspirate. Treatments depend on subtypes and range from standard chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

Chloroma is....: A solid leukemia mass, also known as a granulocytic sarcoma, that is traditionally associated with aml. Indeed, chloromas are often associated with specific subtypes of aml, such as those that have the t(8;21) translocation. Treatment for them is the chemotherapy for the disease, although radiation therapy is sometimes used if the chloroma places adjacent structures at risk. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more