What are the symptoms of having high risk b-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Fatigue, anemia... Are common, other symptoms include bruising or an infection. The symptoms are caused by low blood counts (the leukemia cells suppress bone marrow production of normal blood cells like red cells, white cells, platelets). The symptoms don't tell you that someone is 'high risk' or 'b-precursor'--you need special lab tests of the cells and bone marrow to determine that.

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Dear doctor, could you give me the median survival in early 80, s for elderly acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ? I I am having difficulty finding these statistics. Are we making any progress in the elderly with this type of leukemia? Thanks in advance.

ALL. Unfortunately the survival for elderly patients with all is limited due to the intensity of the therapy needed. Patients with philadelphia chromosome positive disease may respond well to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Without further details it is difficult to answer thus question but the survival average is generally less than 1 year for somebody in their 80's. Read more...
Not too good... Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. Read more...

I was wondering what are some complications that can happen with all (acute lymphoblastic leukemia)?

It is a wide open ?? Your oncologist is your best guide in this battle. This disease(all) behaves very differently between children and adults. So we need to know who has the all, is it a child or an adult? The disease has high cure potential yet it requires chemotherapy for its treatment and that means tons of potential complications which you doctor can inform you about. Read more...
Infection,shock,coma. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia invades the blood and can spread throughout the body to other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. But it does not normally produce tumors as do many types of cancer. It is an acute type of leukemia, which means it can progress quickly. Without treatment, it can be fatal within a few months. Read more...

Can I get acute lymphoblastic leukemia, without having a spleen?

Yes. There is no relation to the presence of a spleen and the development of leukemia. Leukemia can cause an enlarged spleen, but not having a spleen will not keep you from getting leukemia. Read more...

I've got all or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. How can an adult get a childhood cancer?

Adults get it too. While acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children, adults get it also. In fact, more adults each year are diagnosed with all than children. It is usually more difficult to treat when it occurs in adults compared to children. Read more...

Hi please give me any information u know about alternative acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment in mexico?

Unknown. I would strongly suggest not using alternative treatments outside the country if your disease has not been previously treated. There is no published data suggesting that alternative therapies are advantageous. Speak with your physician prior to embarking on any such alternative treatment. Consider speaking with cancer centers of america for additional treatment ideas. Read more...
They do not work... Unfortunately alternative medicines do not work in leukemia, or other cancers for that matter. There are many doctors and other "health care providers" that offer alternative treatment to cancer patients, many times in other countries to side-step laws protecting patients. I would be very wary of these treatments. Most are out to make money, not help patients. Read more...
Cruel scams. Forgive me. These fake clinics have been around for decades. These people prey on the vain hopes and fears of people in crisis. The proprietors claim to be persecuted geniuses and humanitarians. When the Rx's fail, they'll blame you. ("If only you hadn't eaten junk food.") They bring money into Mexico so the government tolerates them. Would you go there to buy anything else of real value? Read more...

What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Good. Prognosis is good--all in children is very treatable with many successful outcomes. Read more...
Good. The treatment for allis very long but very good. There are different risk groups of all depending on many factors. The best of these have a prognosis of 95% cure rates. The common risk groups have 80-85%cure rates. Read more...

What are the diagnostic tests for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Bone marrow biopsy . The diagnosis is typically with a bone marrow biopsy, cytogenetics (dna of leukemia cells), and flow cytometry (cell surface markers of leukemia cells). Read more...
See below... A blood test (cbc with morphology) is usually the initial test when a diagnosis of leukemia is suspected. Afterwards, the studies that are necessary for a complete characterization include bone marrow aspiration for morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular analysis, as well as lumbar puncture for CSF analysis. Other tests may also be necessary on a case-by-case basis. Read more...