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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Cml (Definition)

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), is a type of blood cancer where the slow overgrowth of the immune cells of the blood leads to a weakened immune system, lymph node and spleen enlargement, fatigue from anemia, and ...Read more


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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more

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Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Possibly not easily: Ask your pediatrician/pediatric opthalmologist to recommend a specialist in infant chorioretinitis in the area to which you are moving. In large, more rural states, it may require driving some distance to see the specialist. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Multiple: There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

No: CML is a very treatable disease today with drugs like sprycel, gleevec, and tasigna (nilotinib). Patients can essentially expect a normal life expectancy for CML today, vs a median survial of 5 years prior to these therapies. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment. It takes me 15 min to roll over and lift myself up in stages. Then I struggle to walk but I'm fine after I get moving?

Is there a treatment. It takes me 15 min to roll over and lift myself up in stages. Then I struggle to walk but I'm fine after I get moving?

Difficulty arising: Consider motrin like products in AM if not allergic, may benefit from assessment of the bed, would also be check for arthritis, rheumatoid, osteo , other immune disease that cause muscular pain and spinal stenosis. f/u/ w/ rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are the genetics tests for cml, can I get gene therapy if they find anything?

Pcr-FISH-karyotype: There are 3 main types of genetic tests. The old standard is to take a blood sample from the hip (marrow) and grow cells to look at all the chromosomes (karyotype). It is a 'broad strokes' look but not as sensitive as the others. A fish test looks at blood cells with 'probes' to the known genetic changes (moderately sensitive) and a PCR test is a 'molecular' test of the dna (very sensitive). ...Read more

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Is glivec considered a chemotherapy treatment for cml?

No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase which prevents certain protein development needed for cancer growth. So more of what is called a biologic therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have cml and have responded well to treatment. I am 55and my brother is 57. Is there an age when a marrow transplant is not viable. ?

I have cml and have responded well to treatment. I am 55and my brother is 57. Is there an age when a marrow transplant  is not viable.  ?

CML & transplant: You need to have therapeutic failure to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (gleevec, nilotinib, dasatinib) to be considered for sct (stem cell transplant). Age wise sct can be done upto age 70 in patients who have good end organ functions and physically fit. In most cases, results of these oral drugs are so impressive that sct is falling out of favor as it can have serious side effects & morbidity. ...Read more

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Treatment and symptoms of cml?

Chr myeloid leukemia: CML can cause high white count with white cells in different stages of maturation, anemia and high platelet count. Fatigue, abdominal pain, early satiety from splenomegaly, bleeding diathesis, risk of infection, usually blood tests and bone marrow biopsy establishes diagnosis by virtue of having a philadelphia chromosome abnormality (translocation 9:22). Disease is highly treatable with oral drugs. ...Read more

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Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment for cml?

Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment for cml?

Dx by checking for P: Dx by checking for ph chromosome.Treatment is a simple pill most of the times. ...Read more

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I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

I'm on oxygen from a asthma attack i had trying to get off o2 but when I do chest gets tight like air isn't moving they and wheeze i take treatments?

Asthma: Sounds like severe asthma. I highly recommend that you see an allergist to determine your triggers and get it under control. You may be a good candidate for xolair treatment. Find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for Oscillopsia? it appears like the environment is vibrating/shaking. Stationary objects moving. I can't read or drive.

Is there any treatment for Oscillopsia? it appears like the environment is vibrating/shaking. Stationary objects moving. I can't read or drive.

Look for a cause.: Ocillopsia is a condition where the ability of a person to maintain focus on an object is impaired, giving you abnormal eye movements, or nystagmus. You need to get a complete neuro ophthalmologic exam to classify what kind of nystagmus you have. If you are taking medications or drinking , consider stopping it to see if this is the cause. If this is ineffective, the ophthalmologist has treatments ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for difficulty moving ajoint?

What is the best treatment for difficulty moving ajoint?

Joint movement: Lack of motion can come from tight capsule, loose bodies, internal tears, joint effusion from arthritis or synovitis. Also inadequate muscle function from a stroke, neuromuscular disorder, nerve problems, fracture, dislocation, or injury should be entertained. Spinal problems can caused referred limb weakness. Tailor the treatment after you find the specific cause. Stretch & pt can help. ...Read more

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Is constantly touching and or moving a joint with crps a treatment/ effective? Even though it is super painful?

Is constantly touching and or moving a joint with crps a treatment/ effective? Even though it is super painful?

Very important to: The whole effort of adequate pain management in CRPS is to allow for aggressive physical therapy and maintain function. So yes. Keep the joint active. ...Read more

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Is it normal for patella tendinopathy after 7 weeks of glycerinetrinitrate treatment to show no decrease in pain, increase around patella when moving?

Is it normal for patella tendinopathy after 7 weeks of glycerinetrinitrate treatment to show no decrease in pain, increase around patella when moving?

Takes much time: Nitroglycerine rx for tendonopathy is something that i know little about when I have used it in the past and known of others that have used it generally speaking the results weer not too impressive try an infrapatellar strap during the day and palastic wrap at bde time for a few weeks / can't hurt these are slow problems to improve. ...Read more

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Dentist: I am 24 and have ceramic braces on.70% treatment done in india now moving to us.How much would cost for remaining treatment.

Dentist: I am 24 and have ceramic braces on.70% treatment done in india now moving to us.How much would cost for remaining treatment.

Service: Orthodontics is a service, not a commodity. No 2 people have exactly the same problem, nor will they be in exactly the same place after the same number of months in treatment. Please seek consultation with qualified Orthodontic Specialist to determine your current status, the anticipated time to reach conclusion, and the cost to successfully complete your treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Definition)

there are two types of CML ,juvenile and adult . each manifests marked clinical ...Read more