Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treatment For Acute Leukemia

Share
1

1
Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

AML: Is treated with chemotherapy in almost all cases. One subtype, acute promyelocytic leukemia can be managed without chemo. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
1,118 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I wanted to know is chemotherapy the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Yes.: AML is a very difficult disease to treat. This disease is deadly if not treated. The only successful treatments are with chemotherapy. some people even need bone marrow transplants (which require very high doses of chemotherapy). Good luck. ...Read more

3

3
What is the treatment for acute adult leukemia?

What is the treatment for acute adult leukemia?

Depends: Depends on the type, cytogenetic profiles, age, overall condition, preference. In general, combination of systemic chemo plus minus biological therapy then followed by either consolidation chemo or bone marrow transplant if indicated.Discuss further with your oncologist. Certain acute leukemia is treated with derivative vitamin a, plus minus arsenic.Clinical trial and palliative are available too. ...Read more

4

4
What is the treatment for acute myeloid leukemia?

What is the treatment for  acute myeloid leukemia?

Differs: The answers depend on patient age, overall health, and type of aml. Usually younger, healthier patients are offered aggressive chemotherapy and possible stem cell transplant, while older patients are offered less aggressive chemotherapy or supportive care alone. Here is a link to info on AML treatment: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient/page1. ...Read more

5

5
Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more

6

6
My granny is 70-75 years old and was diagonised with acute leukemia. Can you suggest the best treatment for her?

My granny is 70-75 years old and was diagonised with acute leukemia. Can you suggest the best treatment for her?

Difficult.: The ability to tolerate aggressive chemotherapy declines with age. Patients under 60 can tolerate aggressive chemo and expect good results, but between 60-70 results are worse, and over 70 much worse unless there is an unusual type of dna damage to predicts good response. Less aggressive approaches are possible with older AML patients who have lower "blast counts" in marrow. There is no "best.". ...Read more

8

8
Acute leukemia..Any cure for it?My niece is in leukemia as she is 6years old

Acute leukemia..Any cure for it?My niece is in leukemia as she is 6years old

Yes: We have very good cure rates for children with all (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) can also be cured, but it is more difficult. There are specific subtypes of each type of leukemia, and knowing this information can help with planning treatment and knowing prognosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Help please? How is the pain in acute leukemia?

Hard to say...: It is very difficult to give you a general description of pain in leukemia since it varies widely from patient to patient. Generally, for example, in the beginning (before treatment) there may be bone pain from infiltration of the bone marrow or abdominal pain from infiltration of spleen/liver. Once treatment is initiated, there may be some pain associated with that, too. ...Read more