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What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Multiple: There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic leukemia?

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Blood work etc: You would need at least- blood work. Imaging scan for abdomen would be needed in certain chronic leukemia ( cml) to evaluate spleen or if there is other indication ( such as presence of abdominal pain etc); a bone marrow biopsy will be needed in certain case of chronic leukemia. Please discuss further in detail with your hematologist/ oncologist. Read more at www.Cancer.Net ; www.Lls.Org. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for leukemia?

What are the best treatments for leukemia?

Depends on the type : There are different types of leukemia and they require different types of treatment. The major types are acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Please ask your question again with more details for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

See below...: First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist. To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the tests for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Blood, bone marrow: Common tests include blood review, floww cytometry, and a bone marrowe and biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

Chloroma is....: A solid leukemia mass, also known as a granulocytic sarcoma, that is traditionally associated with aml. Indeed, chloromas are often associated with specific subtypes of aml, such as those that have the t(8;21) translocation. Treatment for them is the chemotherapy for the disease, although radiation therapy is sometimes used if the chloroma places adjacent structures at risk. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hematocele?

What are the treatments for hematocele?

Depends on...: Scrotal trauma can result in a testicular hematoma or hematocele. Color doppler ultrasonography is the imaging technique used to see what is there. Hematomas and hematoceles are managed on an individual basis depending on the urologist and the patient (but surgery is needed if the covering of the testicle is ruptured). ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sarcoidosis?

What are the treatments for  sarcoidosis?

There are several...: Prednisone is the usual first line therapy. If that doesn't control symptoms, then methotrexate or azothioprine can be tried. Acthar is another very expensive drug that seems to have a very good effect. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for polycythaemia?

What are the treatments for polycythaemia?

Depends on cause: For general information on P vera, consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/home/ovc-20307463 ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

Once: earlier stages treated with proper ABX, then chronic could be treated like inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for acute pancreatitis?

What are the treatments for acute pancreatitis?

PANCREATITIS TX: PANCREATITIS which is inflammation of the Pancreas is treated with bowel rest(NPO STATUS) Hydration & Pain control. While being closely monitored the cause needs to be evaluated. IE GALLSTONES/ALCOHOL USAGE/MEDICATION/ANATOMICAL/. Trauma. The cause of the pancreatitis will dictate further options. You need a full exam &plans . CT SCAN OF ABDOMEN AND PELVIS AND CLOSE OBSERVATION. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for recurrent neuroblastoma?

What are the treatments for recurrent neuroblastoma?

Depends: Depending on the patient and extent of disease, treatment options may include surgery, chemo, radiation, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for anemia?

What are the treatments for anemia?

Only a few: We don't actually have that many medical treatments for anemia. 1-procrit and other esas 2-iron 3-vitamin b12 4-folate 5-steroids (for autoimmune hemolytic anemia) 6-transfusion that's pretty much it as far as i know. Hope that helped. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Pressure control: control blood pressure, identify and control causative disease (diabetes, SLE etc.) Na restriction, protein restriction, appropriate diagnotic testing and followup. Pre dialysis preparation and education. Transplant preparation, dialysis access and modality planning. removal of nephrotoxic medications, foods and behavior, achieve ideal body weight and stop smoking. ...Read more

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What are the tests for leukemia, adult chronic?

What are the tests for leukemia, adult chronic?

Varies: Typical tests include blood examination under the microscope and flow cytometry which is enough to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). For chronic myeloid leukemia (cml), a bone marrow biopsy is also necessary. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for leukemia?

What are the treatment options for leukemia?

It depends upon the: Type. Acute lymphoid and myeloid leukemias are treated differently, and chronic leukemias are treated different from acute varieties. It also depends on being child vs an older adult. In general, all rx (2.5-3.5 yrs) involves induction, consolidation, interim maintenance, delayed intensification and maintenance. AML rx (. ...Read more

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What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type. If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sepsis?

What are the treatments for sepsis?

Sepsis...: Sepsis is caused by an infection so antibiotics are the main treatment. Cultures are done to determine the cause of the infection and to tell what antibiotics would be the best treatment. Other treatments are geared to the symptoms that are present, like medicines to support the blood pressure if it is low. ...Read more

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Chronic Leukemia (Definition)

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