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Doctor insights on: Types Of Acute Leukemia

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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia?

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What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia?

Fatigue, fever etc: Acute myeloid leukemia starts from bone marrow, where normal blood cells were made. Leukemia cells will decrease the abilities of bone marrow to make normal blood cells such red blood cells (delivery oxygen); white blood cells (fight for infection), and platelets (stop bleeding). Therefore, the symptoms can be fatigue, fever, bruising or bleeding, bone pain, swollen glands, and weight loss. ...Read more

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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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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the chances of curing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Good. : This disease is curable in 80% of cases. There are many findings of the leukemia that can effect the prognosis. Some findings make the curability higher, some make it lower. Overall, there are good treatments for this disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Examination may show an enlarged spleen. The diagnosis is suspected by blood testing and confirmed by bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What's the type of inheritance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

Not inherited: CML is associated with chromosome damage (the philadelphia chromosome). This is not inherited. The damage is to bone morrow stem cells and occurs long after birth. So the disease is not passed on to children. ...Read more

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Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

See below: About 80-90% of patients will achieve remission, but some of these patients will relapse and not be cured. Overall cure is achieved in about 40%. Those numbers come from this link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/overviewguide/leukemia-all-overview-survival-rates. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

What are some of the tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

The tests for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia include:: Basic metabolic panel, Blood smear, Bone marrow biopsy, MRI of brain, CT of chest, Xray of chest, Coagulation profile, Complete blood count, Kidney function tests, Lactate dehydrogenase, Liver function test, Lumbar puncture, HLA A,B,C class I DNA typing, Thoracentesis, Minimal residual disease molecular sample, Genetic testing, Immunophenotyping, Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) test, Bcr Abl1 kinase domain mutation, Bcr/Abl rearrangement. ...Read more

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Dangers of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mutation have dramatically affected the outcome. This is now a disease that people can live for many years and be functional and productive. ...Read more

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What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known risks include radiation exposure and certain chemical exposure. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for acute myeloid leukemia?

What are some treatments for acute myeloid leukemia?

Chemotherapy: Acute myeloid leukemia is treated with chemotherapy. The type of drugs and intensity of the chemotherapy is determined by factors such as the patient's age, other medical problems and prior therapies. Chromosome changes in the leukemia cells can also determine the treatment given. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant is used in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the signs of acute monocytic luekemia?

Non specific symptom: Acute monocytes leukemia is a life-threatening disease. The symptoms are not specific for this disease. Typical symptoms include fatigue, diminished exercise tolerance, bruising, fever, and swollen gums. The diagnosis is made from examination of blood and/or marrow under a microscope. ...Read more

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What're the effects of chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

See below: Cll is form of blood cancer, usually a slowly progressing one. It may cause fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001559/. ...Read more

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What's the genotype of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

9-22 translocation: A portion of chromosome 9 is tranferred to chromosome 22...When a cytogeneticist looks at this...They see the characteristic "philodephia chromosome" named after the city where the research was conducted. ...Read more

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What are are the different protocols for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Here are some links: This is an excellent site maintained by a heme-onc fellow on the east coast, and he has collected a few regimens for all. It's pretty tough to actually find a public site with this info: http://hemonc.Org/wiki/acute_lymphocytic_leukemia hope that helped you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having high risk b-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Fatigue, anemia...: Are common, other symptoms include bruising or an infection. The symptoms are caused by low blood counts (the leukemia cells suppress bone marrow production of normal blood cells like red cells, white cells, platelets). The symptoms don't tell you that someone is 'high risk' or 'b-precursor'--you need special lab tests of the cells and bone marrow to determine that. ...Read more