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Wanted to know where can I find leukemia support groups?

Wanted to know where can I find leukemia support groups?

LLS: The leukemia and lymphoma society has information about support groups. Check their website at: http://www.Lls.Org/#/diseaseinformation/getinformationsupport/. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is 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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What to do if I have leukemia and i want to support it. I was just diagnosed and is it deadly?

What to do if I have leukemia and i want to support it. I was just diagnosed and is it deadly?

Yes if not treated: With any type of cancer, patient may die if not treated. Sooner or latter - depend on cancer type. People die often times not because of cancer itself but complications that happen to evolve due to this primary condition. Many types of leukemia are treatable with good outcome - not only prologed but quality life. Prognosis, what to do, how to treat and when - questions for your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How can my friends support me with leukemia?

How can my friends support me with leukemia?

Talk / Positive: I liked this link about what to say/not say... http://ow.ly/6brho 1) what is the stupidest thing anyone ever said to you when they found out you had cancer? 2) member4039: positive things to ask a cancer patient: "what can i do?" or "do you feel like talking?" or "would you like company?". ...Read more

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What age group does leukemia affect the most?

Increases with age: in general, the incidence of leukemia increase with age. With AML (acute myeloid leukemia), for example, the peak incidence is in 80-year olds. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) increases with age, but also is increased in young children. Fortunately, they have a higher cure rate than do older adults. ...Read more

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Is there an age group that leukemia affects the most?

Not really: We see different types such as acute lymphocytic leukemia in chidren and chronic myelogenous leukemia in those over 40 but we do see these diseases across the age spectrum. Certainly the very youg and the very old have a higher incidence rate. ...Read more

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Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Yes.: Down syndrome and various bone marrow failur syndromes can increase the risk for aml. Also chronic leukemia and melody spastic syndrome can increase the risk of acute myelogenous leukemia. AML is typically experienced the same by those who get this disease. ...Read more

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Could you give me the median survival for the elderly , over 65 , with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ?Also, what was it 30 yrs.Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group?I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Could you give me the median survival for the elderly , over 65 , with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ?Also, what was it 30 yrs.Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group?I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read more

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Leukemia taste changes?

Taste changes: When you are not feeling well ( having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of taste ( dysgeusia) can be also caused by other things like drugs- eg. Antibiotics, asthma treatment, chemotherapy, zinc deficiency etc. ...Read more

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How can you get leukemia?

Leukemia : Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia. ...Read more

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What tests show leukemia?

CBCj, flow cytometry: Leukemia is suspected when abnormal cells our found in the blood, or when blood counts are very low. The first test is the CBC (complete blood count). If abnormal cells are in the blood, they can be identified by flow cytometry, which analyzes compounds on the surface of blood cells. The definitive test otherwise is a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, usually taken from the pelvic bone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more