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Is adult leukemia treatable and if you have a sibling what are the chances of them being a good donor?

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 more

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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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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?

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?

Cancers: There are umpteenth number of cancers and all of them have different treatment and prognosis. One cancer may behave differently in two individuals. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could you have children if you are being treated for leukemia?

Could you have children if you are being treated for leukemia?

Fertility and chemo: Most children who received chemotherapy for leukemia, grow up to have children of their own. It really depends on the type of drug and dose received. ...Read more

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How is childhood leukemia treated?

How is childhood leukemia treated?

Chemotherapy: There are many types of leukemia. They are treated differently. The treatment will include chemotherapy. The exact treatments depend on the type of leukemia. Radiation and even bone arrow transplants are used to treat childhood leuekemias. Good luck. ...Read more

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Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Yes! Absolutely!: Childhood leukemia and lymphoma, for the most part, are very treatable diseases. Certain subgroups of patients have exceptional outcomes. But some don't. So it would depend on the specific type of leukemia/lymphoma. ...Read more

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Do they use radiation to treat leukemia, even though radiation also causes leukemia?

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 more

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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 ?????

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

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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

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What medications are used to treat ALL, a type of leukemia?

What medications are used to treat ALL, a type of leukemia?

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

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more