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What are the treatments offered to adults with acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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In brief: See below...

First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist.
To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually the first line of treatment. There are certain types of chronic leukemia that progress very slowly and do not need treatment initially. After chemo, remission or even cure may be achieved. The next step may be a bone marrow transplant.

In brief: See below...

First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist.
To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually the first line of treatment. There are certain types of chronic leukemia that progress very slowly and do not need treatment initially. After chemo, remission or even cure may be achieved. The next step may be a bone marrow transplant.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: AML

Treatment will depend on the type of AML and biology of the leukemic cells, also will depend on your age, how good your overall condition and your preference.
In general- the treatment options would include-combination of chemotherapy plus minus bone marrow transplant vs biological therapy such as derivative vit a for certain AML type, hypomethylating agent vs clinical trials discuss w/ your md.

In brief: AML

Treatment will depend on the type of AML and biology of the leukemic cells, also will depend on your age, how good your overall condition and your preference.
In general- the treatment options would include-combination of chemotherapy plus minus bone marrow transplant vs biological therapy such as derivative vit a for certain AML type, hypomethylating agent vs clinical trials discuss w/ your md.
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