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Is adult leukemia treatable and if you have a sibling what are the chances of them being a good donor?
Yes, 25%: Yes, adult leukemia are treatable. The treatment would depend on the type of leukemia, the biology of the leukemia etc. -the formula for calculating the chances of a particular person having an hla-matched sibling is 1 ? (0.75)n, where n denotes the number of potential sibling donors.In general, a patient with one sibling has a 25% chance of having a match. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you explain to me how some cancers are treatable but others are not? For examp. How can 2 forms of leukemia at same stage lead to different prog?
My husband had a stem cell transplant in sept 2012 for leukemia (aml). Just told he has fully relapsed and has leukemia in his cns? Still treatable?
Difficult, but yes: I am so sorry. Given how quickly he relapsed after transplant, there is a low, but not zero, chance of getting him in remission again. It depends on what drugs his leukemia has seen. A 2nd transplant is possible. There are a number of promising drugs in clinical trials for relapsed aml: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=6288957&vers=2 i wish you the best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in some cases: Radiation can be used to treat leukemia in certain situations. It can be used as part of the leukemia treatment in preparation for a stem cell transplant. It can also be used to treat leukemia that has spread to the spinal fluid or formed a mass of leukemia cells outside the bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a son who is getting treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I want to plan for a second child but am afraid if he also gets the same ?????
ALL in sibling: There is an increased risk of a sibling developing ALL. I would discuss everything with a geneticist and allow them to give you specific numbers. Also, the positive side is that a sibling creates a close possible bone marrow (stem cell) match. Be sure if you do go ahead with a second pregnancy, to harvest stem cells. ...Read more
Im currently been treated for Chronic myloid Leukemia and have reached a Haematological response but not quite got a satisfactory Cytogenetic response?
CML: How long have you been treated? What medication do you take now. There are several mile stones. Fast and deep cytogenetic response or remission do make difference in long-term outcome. Futunately, there are multiple second or third generation TKI available, They are very effective. I am sure your oncologist has discussed with you already. ...Read more
Combination chemo: The drug choicees are variable among different age groups. Children with ALL are commonly treated with Vincristine/ Prednisone initially and later receive 6MP and Methotrexate. In adults we tend to use Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin) vicristine and Dexamethasone. L-Asparaginase is commonly used but only in children. In Ph+ve patients Imatinib is added as well. ...Read more