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What Are The Common Types Of Leukemia For A 25 Year Old
Several...: It's difficult to say in just a few words but, generally speaking, at young ages, leukemias are more likely to be of the acute rather than chronic type. In terms of cell of origin, they can be lymphoid or myeloid, so most of the time at this age it will be acute lymphoid (lymphoblastic, all) or acute myeloid leukemia (aml). Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is also possible but not as common. ...Read more
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
Happens, not common: Cll is considered to be mainly a disease of the elderly, with a median age at diagnosis of 70 years, however, it is not unusual to make this diagnosis in younger individuals from 30 to 39 years of age. The incidence increases rapidly with increasing age. ...Read more
Rephrase question?: Can you rephrase your question? Are you asking about treatment for aml? Treatment would depend on the type and biology/cytogenetic profiles of the aml. Generally speaking- in majority cases would need to get a combination of chemo as an induction then plus minus stem cell transplantation. A derivative of vitamin a- sometimes is given to certain case of aml. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more
Yes: If you are worried about this diagnosis, the question is why? You should get the question answered by your doctor who will do blood tests and explain the results to you. Don't jump to conclusion by reading something online and get scared. Confirm or relieve yourself of the fear by going to an expert doctor. ...Read more
Depends: This diagnosis has a variable outcome based on type and factors identified at the time of diagnosis. Forty years ago few survived, now more than 70% do. ...Read more
My 12 year old's ANC has varied from 1341 down to 918, up to 2378 down to 805 over 6mths. If it were caused by leukemia would it go up and down?
No.: Leukemia will cause a low neutrophil count. And over the course of 6 months, leukemia will be very obvious. It would not only cause a low neutrophil count at that point. It would also cause low platelets (which causes bruising and bleeding) and low hemoglobin (which causes fatigue). ...Read more
If 19 year old male with all leukemia that relapsed in about a year refuses chemo what are his options?
I'm in a panic because I can feel a very tiny movable subclavicular lymph node in my thin 5 year old? Is it leukemia?
How would a 19 year old male with relapsed all leukemia progress if he decides to stop treatment entirely? How long would he last?
ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is treatable on relapse however without treatment often is rapidly fatal. There are many excellent centers that treat all and adolescents and young adults. I would strongly urge him to seek a second opinion at one of those centers. ...Read more
5 year old girl has recently lost weight, gotten darker, moans in sleep at night and sometimes gets tired. Are these signs of leukemia?
Leukemia: She needs to be evaluated. Bring her to your child's provider. ...Read more
My one year old has high monocytes 1.8 absolute and low neutrophils 0.5 absolute. Is this an indication of leukemia? Labs 3 weeks prior were the same
What is the survival chance of a 73 year old person who diagnosed with acute leukemia and his white blood cell is 80, 000?
Which type?: The odds depend entirely on the molecular and antigenic sub typing of this particular tumor. Unti this is done, prognosticating is not helpful ...Read more
Why would a typically heatly 8 year old get aml leukemia m4 it's an adult cancer and why is there not a lot of conversations about aml leukemia?
In the vast: Majority of leukemias no cause is noted. You are correct over 80% of leukemias in childhood are all. ...Read more
He was diagnosed of Acute myeloid leukemia and he is 73 year old and he is going to have a 7 days straight chemotherapy, is it dangerous?
Serious Rx: It is his only chance for a remission and nowadays it is reasonably safe. ...Read more
What are reasons that a 19 yr old all leukemia patient who achieved remission through chemo be unable to have it again when he relapses a year later?
Chemo should work.: Certainly this is a bad situation, and I am sorry for you. But this is fairly common. There are well established protocols for the treatment of early relapses of all. I would get several opinions, if you have been told that treatment options are limited. ...Read more
My niece (3-year-old) was diagnosed a serious lack of neutrophils (no leukemia). Can any expert tell me exact cause of this disease & the best treatment?
Neutropenia: Although this can be caused by benign viral conditions, it should be thoroughly evaluated by a pediatric hematologist, for more serious conditions and requires careful, frequent blood testing. ...Read more
Possible of a 19 year old getting chronic lymphatic leukaemia or any other leukemia? Few symptoms plus 'raised lymphocytes' on first blood test
Stop worrying: I understand your concern. An elevated percent lymphocytes means nothing without another red flag. An elevation in absolute lymphocytes probably means you are getting a cold. You're too young for cll. If you had acute leukemia or another, the lab would flag the abnormal lymphocytes. If you sense your fear of leukemia is irrational, talk with your physician -- happens to many of us. Good luck. ...Read more
What are pros cons of drug procrit (epoetin alfa) to treat 88 year-old man whose chronic leukemia is now becoming acute where he needs transfusions every two weeks?
Limited value: Procrit (epoetin alfa) is commonly used in patients with cancer. But it is not always effective as it helps to raise red cell counts (hb) in most pateints but takes 4-6 weeks before it has any visible benefit. A patient with acute leukemia has more urgent needs which are best met with a blood transfusion as needed. But his age is against him to achieve much benefit from anything further that can be done for him. ...Read more
I got a 16 year old friend that has bruises bone aches and chills. When I search those words it some say Leukemia. Help plz?
My 5 year old daughter has a paratrecheal mass in one lung. What could this be? We have been told it was hystoplasmosis, leukemia, or tuberculosis.
Paratracheal mass: I don't believe that any of those 3 diagnosis can explain that paratracheal mass based on the usual clinical presentation and radiographic presentation of those diseases. I think that she should have a proper ct scan chest with high resolution and see a cardiothoracic surgeon for consultation. Could it be some kind of anatomic anomaly or diverticulum is possible. ...Read more
What is success rate of using prednisone in treatment of 88 year-old man whose chronic leukemia is now becoming acute with transfusions every 2 weeks?
Not significant: I am sorry, but I don't think that by itself will work. I do not know what is the reason to give you Prednisone for acute leukemia. If that is given in conjunction to other kind of therapy-that would make more sense. Please discuss with your oncologist further. Dacogen (decitabine) is something you can consider ...Read more
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