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How is leukemia cured?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Chemotherapy or ...
It depends on the type of leukemia.
Some leukemias can be cured with chemotherapy.. Some types of leukemia can only be cured with a stem cell transplant.

In brief: Chemotherapy or ...
It depends on the type of leukemia.
Some leukemias can be cured with chemotherapy.. Some types of leukemia can only be cured with a stem cell transplant.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
In brief: Multiple ways
Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases.
In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure.

In brief: Multiple ways
Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases.
In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Depends on type....
There are many types of leukemia and each have different treatment regimens.
Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). All is always treated with chemotherapy, and sometimes with radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplant. AML is similar, but not with radiation. CML can be controlled with oral medication, but sometimes needs a bone marrow transplant.

In brief: Depends on type....
There are many types of leukemia and each have different treatment regimens.
Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). All is always treated with chemotherapy, and sometimes with radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplant. AML is similar, but not with radiation. CML can be controlled with oral medication, but sometimes needs a bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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