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What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

Several: Fatigue, fever, easy bruising, infection are some of the symptoms of acute leukemia. Having any of these symptoms, however, does not mean that someone has leukemia. ...Read more

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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What are the tests for acute adult leukemia?

Bone marrow exam: The basic tests include blood review, flow cytometry but the definitive test is a bone marrow biopsy which gives the detailed information about type and prognosis of the acute leukemia. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute adult leukemia?

What is the treatment for acute adult leukemia?

Depends: Depends on the type, cytogenetic profiles, age, overall condition, preference. In general, combination of systemic chemo plus minus biological therapy then followed by either consolidation chemo or bone marrow transplant if indicated.Discuss further with your oncologist. Certain acute leukemia is treated with derivative vitamin a, plus minus arsenic.Clinical trial and palliative are available too. ...Read more

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I've got adult acute leukemia. Now what?

Treatment: There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia. Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low, intermediate or high risk. In general induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation chemo can put patients in remission. ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what adult acute leukemia really is?

What's a simple way to say what adult acute leukemia really is?

White cell overload: In leukemia, the white cells from the marrow are malignantly overproduced. The cells that produce them push the red cells and platlets out of the way and the white cells are poorly functional so you are susceptible to infection. This is an acute type of cancer that needs immediate attention from your hematologic/oncologic specialist. ...Read more

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Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that i think of in a patient with abdominal pain.. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. ...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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Chances of curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults?

Survival rates....: In adults are not as good as they are in children, but they are improving with time. Indeed, many young adults are treated on pediatric protocols and or by peds oncologists, and this has shown to be of some benefit. Taking all comers, adults with all have approximately a 40% os, while for children this number is approximately 85%. Some subgroups of pediatric all have 95% survival. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Acute Adult Leukemia (Definition)

Adult acute leukemia, also called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is a type of blood cancer where the rapid overgrowth of the immune cells of the blood leads to a weakened immune system, fatigue from anemia, and ...Read more


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