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Age Group Affected By Leukemia
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty old for kids: The most common leukemias that occur in kids also occur in adults. It is possible to have leukemia as an young adult and be treated according to pediatric protocols, which generally are more intensive. The protocols for childhood leukemia allow for treatment of "kids" up to 30 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you do happen to have leukemia since it was passed down, at what age does it show?
Yes: But it is quite rare before age 40. ...Read more
Mutations accumulate: ... during our lifetime in bone marrow stem cells. Like all cancers, leukemia typically requires multiple unlucky mutations to occur in a single cell. With age the chance of a stem cell getting the right combination of mutations goes up exponentially. When we begin life, as a single cell embryo, we start off with a clean slate, free of somatic mutations. ...Read more
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