What type of leukemia involves immature white blood cells: lymphocytic or myeloid?

Leukemias. Acute leukemias are those with large numbers of immature cells that grow quickly. They can be either myeloid or lymphoid in lineage. Chronic leukemias have more mature cells, a longer course, but can also be myeloid or lymphoid. A hematologist/oncologist is generally the treating physician, and a hematopathologist is the one who give the specific syping.

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Any suggestions on which type of leukemia involves immature white blood cells, lymphocytic or myeloid?

Acute leukemia. Immature white blood cells called blast cells are found in acute leukemia- both in acute lymphoblastic and myelogenous leukemia. It also can be seen in chronic myeloid leukemia- especially in certain phase of the disease. Read more...
Several... There are multiple types of leukemia including lymphocytic or myeloid. If the cells in question are immature, it is more likely the leukemia is an acute rather than chronic type; however, chronic leukemias can also have immature cells. The most likely answer to your question would be acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia, but these too have multiple subtypes. Read more...

Can you tell me about immature white blood cells, lymphocytic or myeloid?

Source of cell. WBCs are derived from a common stem cell, but early on in development they branch. One way leads to lymphocytes, the immune cells involved with adaptive immunity, which can learn to fight a foreign invader. The other branch is myeloid, the cells are the source of pus, allergy and inflammation. Immature cells can mean leukemia. Flow cytometry test is used to identify the kind of immature cell. Read more...

Immature white blood cells, leukemia, and gleevec, (imatinib) how are these related?

Blood cancer or tx. Immature white blood cells can be normal if they are located in the blood factory ( bone marrow ) and lead to further blood development. If the blood cells are very immature and replicating out of control in the blood factory, then this is typically called a leukemia. For some special types of leukemias, such as chronic myeloid, Gleevec (imatinib) or this drug class often control the illness for many years. Read more...
Gleevec (imatinib) Gleevec (imatinib) is indicated for a condition called chronic myelogeneous leukemia as well as given to patient with philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Immature white blood cells which is called blast would be found in acute leukemia. It also can be found in chronic myelogenous leukemia. Read more...

Immature white blood cells, leukemia, and gleevec, (imatinib) can you tell me about this?

Imatinib. Acute leukemia is a malignancy of immature WBC that are normally in the bone marrow in low numbers. Imatinib (Gleevec) is an enzyme inhibitor drug that is effective against a protein that is over active in CML and some ALL. It can cause CML to go in remission or increase the effectiveness of ALL therapy. Immature blood cells, in patients on Imatinib, might mean that the disease is resistant. . Read more...