7 doctors weighed in:
Is leukemia fatal?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It can be
There are different kinds of leukemia.
The more aggressive acute leukemias are the most serious in that they grow quickly and can lead to death if not treated promptly. On the other hand, these have a chance of being cured depending on the type of leukemia, the age and performance status of the patient, etc. On the other hand chronic leukemias as a rule do not progress quickly but are rarely cured.

In brief: It can be
There are different kinds of leukemia.
The more aggressive acute leukemias are the most serious in that they grow quickly and can lead to death if not treated promptly. On the other hand, these have a chance of being cured depending on the type of leukemia, the age and performance status of the patient, etc. On the other hand chronic leukemias as a rule do not progress quickly but are rarely cured.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Yes.
Without treatment leukemia will be fatal.
There are good treatments for leukemia.

In brief: Yes.
Without treatment leukemia will be fatal.
There are good treatments for leukemia.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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