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Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Yes: There are very few treatments for acute leukemia that will not make you loose your hair. Most of the treatments for chronic leukemia will not make you loose your hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

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


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Does red patches fade away in leukemia in week and come back without any chemotherapy or any medicine?

Does red patches fade away in leukemia in week and come back without any chemotherapy or any medicine?

Cannot say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but here is some good general information. Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. Some red patches (yeast infection/thrush/allergic reaction) can easily be improved by Not being immunosuppressed by the chemotherapy! Thin skin/bruising can be due to chemo. ...Read more

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Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

AML: Is treated with chemotherapy in almost all cases. One subtype, acute promyelocytic leukemia can be managed without chemo. ...Read more

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Mom has stage 1 leukemia and is currently getting chemotherapy. Is she going to be okay?

Mom has stage 1 leukemia and is currently getting chemotherapy. Is she going to be okay?

Depends: There are different kinds of leukemias with different behaviors and prognosis. Even the same kind of disease may behave differently in different patients depending on many factors. This is a question best asked to her treating oncologist. Truly hope she does well. ...Read more

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How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

How long is acute mylogenous leukemia survival after chemotherapy?

Varies: There are many different types of AML and there are a lot of prognostic factors that have to calculate on each case. Especially nowadays, treatment for AML is personalized and tailored to the biology of the leukemia cells. Treatment will depend on the type and the biology markers/prognostic factors of the aml. Patients can survive only for several months or could be for several years. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chemotherapy the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Yes.: AML is a very difficult disease to treat. This disease is deadly if not treated. The only successful treatments are with chemotherapy. some people even need bone marrow transplants (which require very high doses of chemotherapy). Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my grandson who just got rotavirus drink be around my husband who is receiving chemotherapy for leukemia ?

Can my grandson who just got rotavirus drink be around my husband who is receiving chemotherapy for leukemia ?

Try not to be around: A person with leukemia or undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia is easily susceptible to any kind of infection. Rotavirus is highly contagious transmitted via "fecal-oral route". Because it can remain stable in the environment & survive for days on hard or dry surfaces, transmission can occur from contaminated food & water or surfaces and it can live for hours on human hands. Keep good hygiene! ...Read more

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4 weeks into chemotherapy for all leukemia, have insane knee pains in bed. any advise please?

4 weeks into chemotherapy for all leukemia, have insane knee pains in bed. any advise please?

See details: Speak with your oncologist. Without knowing the specific chemotherapeutic agents used, it is difficult to know whether the knee pain is related to the drugs or the disease. ...Read more

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Can leukemia affect the organs in your body, or is it caused by chemotherapy?

Can leukemia affect the organs in your body, or is it caused by chemotherapy?

In general: Leukemia does not cause organ insult in and of itself. You are correct - chemotherapy can lead to specific organ issues, as could leukemia associated infections. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more