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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

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 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 are the tests for leukemia, adult chronic?

What are the tests for leukemia, adult chronic?

Varies: Typical tests include blood examination under the microscope and flow cytometry which is enough to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). For chronic myeloid leukemia (cml), a bone marrow biopsy is also necessary. ...Read more

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Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

More intensive chemo: Yes, chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute leukemia are usually much more intensive and the dose usually is higher than the chemo for adult patients. Children are much tougher than how they look . They get higher dose of chemo and more intensive , but they tolerate them very well and would bounch back right away. ...Read more

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Can someone who had leukemia as a child relapse 10 years later as an adult?

Can someone who had leukemia as a child relapse 10 years later as an adult?

Yes: Relapse is certainly possible. Also, secondary cancers are unfortunately common as well. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute adult leukemia?

Bone marrow exam: The basic tests include blood review, flow cytometry but the definitive test is a bone marrow biopsy which gives the detailed information about type and prognosis of the acute leukemia. ...Read more

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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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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


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