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I am with a guy who had leukemia as a child and has beat it this far (now 20 years old). Can it come back?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Probably not, but

Leukemia can recur many years after it first appears, but that is unusual.
5 years is a long remission, and it is unlikely to recur after that. However, other cancers and blood disorders may occur due to treatment of the leukemia.

In brief: Probably not, but

Leukemia can recur many years after it first appears, but that is unusual.
5 years is a long remission, and it is unlikely to recur after that. However, other cancers and blood disorders may occur due to treatment of the leukemia.
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

Congratulations on your fight.
It would be very unlikely for your leukemia to come back, although secondary leukemias from the chemotherapy are still possible (though also unlikely).

In brief: Unlikely

Congratulations on your fight.
It would be very unlikely for your leukemia to come back, although secondary leukemias from the chemotherapy are still possible (though also unlikely).
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