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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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Leukemia (Definition)

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


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What causes leukemia?

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What causes leukemia?

Leukemia cause: We don't know for sure. Leukemia develops as the consequence of a series of genetic changes in blood cell offsprings. These changes alter normal growth and differentiation of the cells, resulting in an accumulation of abnormal, immature blood cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Exposure to chemicals, radiation, tobacco, or chemotherapy, infection, etc have been associated with leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes acute myocarditis?

What causes acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There are also other causes, but again these are much more rare. ...Read more

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What is acute leukemia?

What is acute leukemia?

It is a disease: Acute leukemia is a blood disorder where white cells are not formed normally. It has excellent treatment available now. ...Read more

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What causes luekemia?

Causes of leukemia: The exact causes of leukemia remain unclear. There are risk factors known to increase the risk of some types of leukemia: 1) exposure to ionizing radiation 2) exposure to environmental toxins, such as benzene and some petrochemicals 3) history of previous chemotherapy treatment for cancer (especially with use of alkylating agents) 4) down syndrome 5) genetic predisposition (single gene or multiple. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (a.N.L.L.)?

What sort of problem is acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (a.N.L.L.)?

AML: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a type of leukemia that usually present relatively rapidly, but in some cases may have a longer development phase. It may be preceded by mds. Treatment is often stratified by age and co-morbidities but can include intensive chemotherapies and allogeneic stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What happens genetically that causes chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What happens genetically that causes chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Translocation: A big word but dna is always recombining when cells divide. In this case, a piece of dna from chromosome 9 moves over to chromosome 22 which essentially turns on a switch that produces an enzyme that promotes uncontrolled cell division and leukemia. Modern drugs are targeted to prevent the action of this enzyme. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

A blood cancer: CML is a blood cancer that develops slowly (hence chronic). If untreated it will eventually be life threatening. It is associated a unique chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting. ...Read more

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What is acute myeloid leukemia is?

What is acute myeloid leukemia is?

Marrow malignancy: AML is a bone marrow malignancy characterized by uncontrolled growth of leukemic cells in the bone marrow. It leads to very high white blood cell counts, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). It is rapidly fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment. It can be cured in up to about 40% of people. ...Read more

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...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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Help! what is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

Help! what is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

It involves Chemothe: Typical treatment for acute leukemia requires admission to the hospital for chemotherapy which can make you sick and cause infections. So, most patients end up in the hospital for several weeks to begin with till their leukemia goe sinto a remission which is early benefit of an effective chemotherpy which is the case in half to 2/3 of the cases. Young adults do much better than the old(>60 yrs). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

Bcr-abl: CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available. ...Read more

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What is chronic eosinophilic leukemia? What causes it?

Variant of CML: This is a variant of chronic myelogenous leukemia. It is the consequence of an acquired mutation in the marrow, but what causes THAT is unknown. ...Read more

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What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

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Blood cancer: All is a form of leukemia which in turn is a form of cancer, more specifically blood and bone marrow cancer. The word "acute" means it progresses faster, as opposed to chronic cases that usually have a slower progression. The word "lymphoblastic" means immature lymphoid and describes the type of malignant cell involved in this leukemia, as opposed to other types of cells, for example myeloid. ...Read more

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Acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding, what to do?

Acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding, what to do?

You need a Leukemia: A leukemia expert is what you need to take care of your apl.. There are some brand new drugs other than chemo...They can avoid any risk due to bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Mostly unknown: Cll affects older white men more that other parts of the population and the cause is unknown in most cases. Exposure to certain herbicides and insecticides, including agent orange used during the vietnam war, have been linked to an increased risk. For more information consult: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565/dsection=risk. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and other organs. The disease is quite treatable these days because of targeted therapy and long lasting remissions are possible in most people. ...Read more

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