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Is it possible to get cured from leukemia cancer?

Is it possible to get cured from leukemia cancer?

Leukemia treatment: This depends on the type of leukemia. Some leukemias are curable with chemotherapy. Other types can be treated but may not be curable. What type of leukemia are you referring too? ...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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How do stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia cancers?

How do stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia cancers?

Chemo and more: There are two types of transplants but the most common type used for leukemia is called allogeneic where the stem cells come from a donor. As part of the transplant the patient gets chemotherapy, sometimes in very high doses which treats the leukemia. The new immune system from the donor can also attack the leukemia cells and lead to a cure. This is called the graft-versus-leukemia effect. ...Read more

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Is leukemia a form of cancer?

Is leukemia a form of cancer?

Yes: Yes. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. Leuk = white -emia = blood general divisions are: acute (a) vs. Chronic (c) lymphoid (l) vs. Myeloid (m) giving the main leukemia types - aml, all, cml, cll. ...Read more

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My ex bf just got diagnosed with leukemia cancer. Is there any chance that he could survive?

Yes: It depends on the type of leukemia. There are many different types, and some have a better prognosis and will go into remission or have disease free intervals. However, some are very aggressive and the long term survival is poor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and there is wide range of symptoms. The common symptoms are weakness, pallor, bleeding in mucus membrane and skin, lymph node enlargement, fever, infections etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What are the stages of leukemia cancer? How does it progress?

What are the stages of leukemia cancer? How does it progress?

Many variations: Leukemia can be Acute or Chronic. Further, it can be either Lymphatic(ALL , CLL) or Myeloid (AML)type. Since it is a blood cancer, it spreads into the blood very early on. So there is no staging system like we have for solid Cancers. But we can characterize it as Newly diagnosed(untreated) or Relapsed after prior treatment. The prognosis varies greatly among all the different varieties enlisted . ...Read more

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How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

Several ways: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Patients also have increased risk of bruising/bleeding. Infections are a higher risk for these patients as well. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more