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How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

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

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

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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Is neuroblastoma stage 4 deadly in teenagers and children in general?

Is neuroblastoma stage 4 deadly in teenagers and children in general?

Improving: We are constantly trying to improve therapy for children with high-risk neuroblastoma (stage 4). Within the last couple of years, the addition of immunotherapy to standard of care therapy greatly improved overall survival from 46% to 66%. Thus, immunotherapy should now be standard of care. ...Read more

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Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

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

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Is chronic leukemia always fatal in adults?

Is chronic leukemia always fatal in adults?

No: there are several different types of chronic leukemia. They are not always fatal. There are chemotherapy treatments for them. CLL type leukemia often causes no problems for several years. See an oncologist just for specific advice ...Read more

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Whats the expected survival rate in a 19 male with (all) acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Whats the expected survival rate in a 19 male with (all) acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Need more info: Prognosis in all is still very good in young adults when treated with aggressive chemotherapy (and possibly radiation). One of the most powerful prognostic features is cytogenetics (e.g. Philadelphia chromosome, mll, and tel/aml1). T versus b cell, CNS involvement, response to initial chemo, all give additional information. ...Read more

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Is non-hodgkins lynphoma common in young adults or Hodgkin's lymphoma ?

Is non-hodgkins lynphoma common in young adults or Hodgkin's lymphoma ?

Most are Hodgkin's: There are a few aggressive T-cell lymphomas in older teens, but the large majority of lymphomas in the group are Hodgkin's. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for young adults that have lymphoma or leukemia?

What is the survival rate for young adults that have lymphoma or leukemia?

Blood malignancy: Depending on condition at diagnosis, and with proper evaluation, staging, and treatment - excellent chances for complete remission! ...Read more

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Average life span for patients with mantle cell lymphoma?

Average life span for patients with mantle cell lymphoma?

Stage ?: Depends on stage. There are two subsets of mantle cell nhl. One is an indolent subset in which 5 yr survival approaches 70-80%. The othe more aggressive subset has a prognosis of only 50/50 at three years. But stage also matters. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

Clinical trials...: The largest published study to date (one institution) showed no increase in survival over conventional chemotherapy. However, this question is currently being evaluated in a collaborative clinical trial between europe and the us. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?Version=healthprofessional&cdrid=68608. ...Read more

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What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more

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How common is aml leukemia in a 23yo female?

How common is aml leukemia in a 23yo female?

Uncommon: AML is common in older people and ALL is most common in kids. Both are curable but ALL has better outcomes. But not all AML are same. Many subgroups of AML do very well. Your oncologist can answer this question. interesting fact--using the same exact chemotherapy regimens for the some cancers, adults treated by pediatric oncologists do better than when treated by adult oncologists. ...Read more

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Does thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of pre-leukemia or leukemia?

Does thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of pre-leukemia or leukemia?

No: The effect on the blood counts such as the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets can be variable. The platelets can be low (thrombocytopenia) for these disorders but in some patients it can be normal. ...Read more

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Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Potentially curable.: Stage IIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered advanced but very susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, thus potentially curable. The 5 year survival rate for stage II is 90%. Having "B" symptoms can lower this excellent prognosis, but with more aggressive treatment, this is curable. ...Read more

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What is the average life span for babies with glioblastoma tumors?

What is the average life span for babies with glioblastoma tumors?

Variable: Glioblastoma is a specific type of tumor that usually presents in adults. It has a short median survival measured in months. Childhood brain tumors are of many different types and have a variable life span. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with rheumatoid arthritis in young adults?

What is the life expectancy with rheumatoid arthritis in young adults?

Hum: You questionis related to life expectancy in rheumatoid arthritis , but i see other info that is related to tobacco use , and other symptoms. The incidence of coronary heart disease is increased several fold in young women with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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Is diebities in child curable?

Is diebities in child curable?

Unfortunately, no.: At least not yet, childhood diabetes is not curable. Also known as type i (one) diabetes, childhood diabetes is not the same disease as adult onset (aka type ii) diabetes. Progresses in treatment with newer forms of insulin, Insulin pumps, home monitoring systems and better understanding of dietary influences has made the disease much more manageable. Research continues for the cure--maybe soon. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of acute myeloid leukemia aml?

What is the survival rate of acute myeloid leukemia aml?

It Depends: There are many factors that go into determining survival for patients with aml. Specific chomosomal/genetic changes of the leukemia cells can be associated with a better or worse prognosis and will impact survival as well as treatment options. ...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