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How is acute myeloid leukemia different from chronic lymphoma leukemia?

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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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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Mom was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and about 5 years later was diagnosed with lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia. Is there a link between these?

Mom was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and about 5 years later was diagnosed with lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia. Is there a link between these?

The fibromyalgia : Is unrelated. A (small) percentage of lymphoma patients later develop a therapy related aml. That is the chemo and radiation for lymphoma can lead to leukemia. ...Read more

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What does mild myeloid hypoplasia mean?

What does mild myeloid hypoplasia mean?

Not much: Hypoplasia means less than normal number of cells. It appears, it is from a sample of bone marrow where the myeloid cells(premature white cells) reside but their existence is patchy. So it is not a very exact science when you assess the numbers from a bone marrow. When the word 'mild' is used in medical reports, it usually means, the reporting person is not so sure , so they use terms like this ...Read more

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About acute myeloid luekemia, can you survive if elderly?

About acute myeloid luekemia, can you survive if elderly?

Difficult: It really depends on age and type of aml. Some have better prognosis than others. It also depends on co-morbid status. Patients who evolve from mds also do very poorly. The issue is does that patient have a good prognosis or bad prognosis aml. If they are a condidate for treament can they tolerate agressive treatment or not. Most will do poorly unfortunately, especially above 80. ...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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Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Leukemia Tumor: To understand this, you need to understand acute leukemia, which is the abnormal proliferation of white blood cells. This usually happens in the bone marrow. These millions of leukemia cells usually spill into the blood. Rarely, however, they can clump together to form a solid mass somewhere else in the body, like in a muscle or skin. This is called a myeloid sarcoma. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

See below...: First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist. To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia. ...Read more

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Which systems are affected by chronic myeloid leukemia?

Primarily the blood: While it is a cancer of the white blood cells, if it is not well controlled, then CML can affect the whole body by affecting your immune system and blood supply. ...Read more

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Can you die from chronic myeloid leukemia if it is only in it's first stages?

Can you die from chronic myeloid leukemia if it is only in it's first stages?

Possible but unlikel: There have been excellent therapies for this disease with Gleevec (imatinib) and newer drugs. The data is suggesting that for many patients their survival can be close to the normal population. The drugs make the disease behave. There are a small percentage who do not respond well. Your doctor can give you precise info on your situation and how you will know that you are responding well to treatment. ...Read more

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