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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

ANLL=AML: First of all, I am sorry for your sister. Anll or more commonly known as acute myelogenous leukemia- is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common cause of acute leukemia- about 80%. Symptoms are caused by supression of normal blood cells by the leukemic cells-will include fever, fatigue, bleeding, bone pain etc. Treatment will be combination of chemotherapy +/- transplant if indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Anll (Definition)

Also known as AML, acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells (called myeloid) cells formed in bone marrow. It often occurs in late adult or elderly patients and has usually a short development phase (hence acute). Symptoms of AML include easy bleeding or bruising or tiny red flecks on the skin ("petechiae") from low platelets; pale skin, fatigue or shortness of breath from anemia (low red blood cells); or infections (from low numbers of ...Read more


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What are the tests for anll?

What are the tests for anll?

A blood count: Presuming that this question is asking about how acute leukemia is diagnosed, a blood count is required. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of anll?

Many symptoms: Acute myeloid leukemia can have many symptoms such as fatigue, fevers, sweats, weight loss, easy bruising, bleeding, shortness of breath and frequent infections. It is a very serious illness that requires therapy immediately. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having anll?

Acute Leukemia: Anll is generally referred to as aml, acute myeloid leukemia. This is an aggressive leukemia that is life-threatening and needs treatment quickly. You should be seen by a hematologist or oncologist who specializes in the treatment of this type of leukemia. ...Read more

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Which treatments for anll are most effective?

Chemotherapy: Anll is usually treated with inpatient chemotherapy except in the very elderly. Once in remission from the leukemia many patients benefit from bone marrow transplant depending on their risk profile. ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get anll?

Both: An old axiom is everyones phenotype (how they appear- their illnesses etc) is due to their genes plus the environment plus the interaction of the 2.... ...Read more

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My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

A blood disorder: Sorry to hear that. Your sister has been diagnosed with a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. It is very curable with proper treatment including chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. Best of luck to your sister. ...Read more

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My sister has dysthymic disorder. What does this mean?

My sister has dysthymic disorder. What does this mean?

Dysthymic Disorder: Dysthymic disorder is a milder condition than major depression.The disability is less. It is not bounded by a distinct cause or time of onset rather being chronic in nature, more like a personality trait. It is characterized by low moods, pessimisstic or negative trend of thinking, lack of enthusiasm, always seeing the glass half empty. Anti depressant drugs may or may not help in this disorder. ...Read more

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Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Are you sure : she seeing things? If she is consistently, get her eyes checked and take her to a psychiatrist. If she is seeing ghosts/energetic forms, take her to a psychologist who is trained in the supernatural/spiritual like myself. ...Read more

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