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Is Aml Or All Leukemia Worse
Sure, It happens: Polycythemia is just a general terminology for elevation of hemoglobin that is above the normal range.A lot of factors that can cause polycythemia- eg- chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, polycystic kidney, etc-vs primary causes such as polycythemia vera, familial type. It's not unusual to see that one has copd, sleep apnea & also has cll..Need to find cause of polycythemia. D/w your md. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
What chemo is preferred in patients with aml and myelodysplasia related changes ? Flag or flag-ida?
I have chronic leukocytic leukemia. My doctor called it cll. I have not found chronic leukocytic leukemia referred to as cll. Is it also cll?
Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.
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Blood malignancy: Depending on condition at diagnosis, and with proper evaluation, staging, and treatment - excellent chances for complete remission! ...Read more
Please list childhooddiseases that cause low white red and platelets and slow activity in bone marrow, no previous illnesses and luekemia isnt present?
Viral illness: A viral illness can affect those cells your are describing. Children can have a viral illness and not show many signs or symptoms. If a blood work, called Complete Blood Cell Count, is done during the illness it can be a surprise when it shows a possible viral illness in an otherwise healthy child. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). 95% blast cells in BM test. Doc starting 7+3 chemo course. What are the chances? Any other treatment?
AML: If you have been accurately diagnosed with AML, further subtyping of your diagnosis must take place before treatment is started or prognosis is estimated. This is based on examination of cell morphology, immunophenotype, genetics (karyotype), and clinical features (age at diagnosis; functional status and comorbidities). Age >55 at time of diagnosis is a negative prognosticator. ...Read more
A person has pnh, normocellular bone marrow, but has falling neutrophils and platelets. No mds or other clonal disorder. R/o what else?
Why would a typically heatly 8 year old get aml leukemia m4 it's an adult cancer and why is there not a lot of conversations about aml leukemia?
Difficult situation: This has happened to many women taking Imatinib (Gleevec) for CML. Most women have had a normal baby, others aborted the baby with help from a Gynecologist. I believe it is safe to carry the baby to term but there is some risk the drugs can harm the bay but it is not proven. So if you want to keep the baby then you should take this risk, but be closely monitored by a CML expert. First 3 months are ...Read more
Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, now also has bone marrow tb.Difficulty breathing, wont eat and vomiting.Red spots under skin.Is this serious?
Extremely: This person needs to be under the care of a very competent hemato-oncologist. ...Read more
What does it mean if someone is given 1 week to live with aml leukemia? Are there any treatments with such a short time given?
Typically....: We are not so specific about such things unless the outcome for a person is all too clear, and even then it is difficult to be precise. People surprise us routinely, so much so that end of life can be quite humbling for us as physicians. Open dialog with your provider is key. Goals are often directed toward comfort care and meeting the needs of the family as a whole. Condolences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: These are related disorders but are not the same. ...Read more
Is mds a cancer or preleukemia? What s the average life for low / intemdiate mds patient if health is perfect. No alcohol. Age 70. Just low RBC and hb
Is it typical to see 1% blasts and 2% myelocytes in white cell differential in high risk MDS? Are they the same thing?
More info needed.: Unless the blasts have been present before, this would be a concerning finding. You should discuss this with your doctor and understand what is going on and what the trend in your counts has been.. Myelocytes are a less mature form of white cell and can be seen under a variety of conditions. ...Read more
Is aml leukemia m4 worse then the others my daughter passed away from it her WBC count was extremely high when diagnosed and doubled in two days?
AML: M4 type can be more aggressive than other types of aml. I am sorry about your daughter. ...Read more
See below: Between 2003-2007, 1257 children (age 0-19 years old) were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in canada. See the following website for more information about statistics in canada: http://www.Cancer.Ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia-childhood/statistics/?Region=on. ...Read more
Here are some links: This is an excellent site maintained by a heme-onc fellow on the east coast, and he has collected a few regimens for all. It's pretty tough to actually find a public site with this info: http://hemonc.Org/wiki/acute_lymphocytic_leukemia hope that helped you. Good luck. ...Read more
ALL... also known as: ... Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a rapidly progressive disease warrants aggressive therapy. Like all leukemias, it spreads throughout the blood and marrow and thus requires system-wide chemotherapy; not localized therapy like surgery or radiation. Chemotherapy can cure or prolong the life of many partients, but may not be feasible in patients who are very old or ill from other medical issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intolerance : Certain chemotherapeutic agents are not tolerated by certain individuals. ...Read more
If 19 year old male with all leukemia that relapsed in about a year refuses chemo what are his options?
Blood cancer: All is a form of leukemia which in turn is a form of cancer, more specifically blood and bone marrow cancer. The word "acute" means it progresses faster, as opposed to chronic cases that usually have a slower progression. The word "lymphoblastic" means immature lymphoid and describes the type of malignant cell involved in this leukemia, as opposed to other types of cells, for example myeloid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ALL: I'm sorry to here about your child with all. Do you have a question? The cure rate of all has improved dramatically over the years and is one of the success stories in oncology fsupporting the rationale of continued research and iterative improvements in care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: About 80-90% of patients will achieve remission, but some of these patients will relapse and not be cured. Overall cure is achieved in about 40%. Those numbers come from this link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/overviewguide/leukemia-all-overview-survival-rates. ...Read more
The tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia include:: Basic metabolic panel, Blood smear, Bone marrow biopsy, MRI of brain, CT of chest, Xray of chest, Coagulation profile, Complete blood count, Kidney function tests, Lactate dehydrogenase, Liver function test, Lumbar puncture, HLA A,B,C class I DNA typing, Thoracentesis, Minimal residual disease molecular sample, Genetic testing, Immunophenotyping, Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) test, Bcr Abl1 kinase domain mutation, Bcr/Abl rearrangement. ...Read more
Many side effects: There are many potential complications for somebody with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). Some are related to the leukemia and some are due to toxicities of the treatment. Typical problems include infection, bleeding problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, hair loss, fatigue, and need for blood transfusions. There can be effects on fertility as well. ...Read more
ALL: ALL is a type of leukemia that starts from white blood cells in the bone marrow, the soft inner part of bones. It develops from cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell central to the immune system, or from lymphoblasts, an immature type of lymphocyte. ALL invades the blood and can spread throughout the body to other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk factors: Exposure to high levels of radiation to treat other types of cancer Exposure to certain chemicals such as benzene, a solvent used in oil refineries and other industries and present in cigarette smoke, certain cleaning products, detergents, and paint strippers Infection with human T-cell lymphoma or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) inherited genetic syndrome such as Down syndrome Being white Being male ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering what are some complications that can happen with all(acute lymphoblastic leukemia)?
It is a wide open ??: Your oncologist is your best guide in this battle. This disease(all) behaves very differently between children and adults. So we need to know who has the all, is it a child or an adult? The disease has high cure potential yet it requires chemotherapy for its treatment and that means tons of potential complications which you doctor can inform you about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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