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Differences between myeloid leukemia and lymphoid leukemia?

Differences between myeloid leukemia and lymphoid leukemia?

Type of cell : Lymphoid and myeloid reference the cell type involved in the leukemia. There are different cell types within the lymphoid and within the myeloid groups. We need to identify that cell type to know what treatments will be needed for that specific leukemia.. ...Read more

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What is myelomonocytic leukemia?

What is myelomonocytic leukemia?

Type of AML: "Myelomonocytic" means that, under the microscope, the abnormal leukemia cells look like a type of white blood cell called a monocyte, or an immature monocyte (monoblast). They also have characteristics of monocytes when stained with certain antibodies. The term might be used with a type of acute leukemia (AMML) or with a more chronic syndrome called CMML (chronic myelomonocytic leukemia). ...Read more

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age. ...Read more

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Is leukemia terminal?

Is leukemia terminal?

No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a cancer center where you can find experienced leukemia specialists especially if it is an acute leukemia(as opposed to chronic leukemias which are less serious and easier to treat). ...Read more

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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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Aml acute myeloid leukemia is what?

Aml acute myeloid leukemia is what?

AML is a cancer.....: Of the bone marrow (actually a group of cancers) whose precise causes are unknown, but about which we know considerable molecular detail and are learning more each day. The disease arises from the hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in the bone marrow when these cells acquire mutations that allow them to escape controls on growth and apoptosis. Subtype info is found on the nci website. ...Read more

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What is cll leukemia?

What is cll leukemia?

See below: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is one of the chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoid neoplasms). It is characterized by a progressive accumulation of functionally incompetent lymphocytes, which are monoclonal in origin. It's course can be indolent, lasting for decades or rapidly progressive. ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?

What's the difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?

Different cells: Myeloid cells and cancer (eg, aml, cml) are different than lymphoid cells and cancer (eg, all, cll). Just as breast cancer and colon cancer are different. Of course they are bone marrow cancers with blood cells and the differences are not like the solid tumor differences i mentioned above. The disease course and treatments are different based on the diagnosis and other factors. ...Read more

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...Read more

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What's acute myeloid leukemia?

What's acute myeloid leukemia?

See links: For a nice overview of aml, see the following pages at the national cancer institute. For adult: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient for pediatric: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childaml/patient. ...Read more

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Define differential diagnosis of prolymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell leukemia.

Define differential diagnosis of prolymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell leukemia.

They are too differe: There should be no confusion between these two entities. One is a lymphoma(nodal disease) the other one is a blood cancer that should not affect the lymph nodes. Rather easy diagnosis if you are seeing the right type of specialist! ...Read more

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How is acute myeloid leukemia different from chronic lymphoma leukemia?

Different cell type: Leukemias typically originate when one of the white blood cell types starts multiplying out of control and preventing the normal cells from doing their job. There are many types of white blood cells and the subtype of leukemia or lymphoma or myeloma depends on which subtype is out of control. ...Read more

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more

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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

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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 more

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Is there a difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?

Yes: Myelogenous leukemia involves a different early cell type than lymphocytic leukemia. Both can originate in the bone marrow but the diseases behave differently in both their acute and chronic forms. Different treatment regimens and strategies are used for the two and that is why it is so important to distinguish the exact type of leukemia. There are major differences within these 2 categories. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute myeloid leukemia vs acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Types of cells: White blood cells are different with different mechanisms to pretect body from infections. Acute myeloid leukemia arise from a type of white cells called myeloid series or neutophils, cut lymphoblastic leukemiaa arise from lymph type of white cells. These two types of leukemia have different treatments and the outcome or expectations are very different, none is better than the other in general. ...Read more

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Definition of marrow lymphoplasmacytosis please?

Definition of  marrow lymphoplasmacytosis please?

Excess plasma cells: Normally in the bone marrow we have a percentage of plasma cells , scattered or in small clumps. But sometimes it may be a big collection of cells. Still it may not be bad as long as u have don't coexisting conditions - multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significanace-MUGAS we call-blood related conditions. Have your serum/urine protein studies done by PCP. Chronic infections-can + ...Read more

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What is acute myeloid leukemia (aml)?

What is acute myeloid leukemia (aml)?

Bone marrow cancer: White blood cells live and grow in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream where they travel throughout the body to fight infection. If these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control choking out the normal blood cells in the bone marrow and leaving the person vulnerable to infection, bleeding and anemia because there are not enough normal cells. All ages get AML but usually younger. ...Read more

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