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Is there a difference between myelogenous leukemia and lymphocytic leukemia?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Myelogenous leukemia involves a different early cell type than lymphocytic leukemia.
Both can originate in the bone marrow but the diseases behave differently in both their acute and chronic forms. Different treatment regimens and strategies are used for the two and that is why it is so important to distinguish the exact type of leukemia. There are major differences within these 2 categories.

In brief: Yes
Myelogenous leukemia involves a different early cell type than lymphocytic leukemia.
Both can originate in the bone marrow but the diseases behave differently in both their acute and chronic forms. Different treatment regimens and strategies are used for the two and that is why it is so important to distinguish the exact type of leukemia. There are major differences within these 2 categories.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Different types
Myelogenous leukemia- overproduction of the immature or mature myeloid cell types- those cells that would normally mature into neutrophils, platelets, monocytes, or red blood cells lymphocytic leukemia- overproduction of immature or mature lymphocyte cell types- those that would normally mature into various lymphocyte subtypes.

In brief: Different types
Myelogenous leukemia- overproduction of the immature or mature myeloid cell types- those cells that would normally mature into neutrophils, platelets, monocytes, or red blood cells lymphocytic leukemia- overproduction of immature or mature lymphocyte cell types- those that would normally mature into various lymphocyte subtypes.
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Dr. Richard Mcgee
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