Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly. We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps.

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly. If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. Read more...

What are the treatments available for acute myelogenous leukemia chloroma?

It depends. There are a variety of different subtypes of aml. See this link for further details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient/page1. Read more...
Chloroma is.... A solid leukemia mass, also known as a granulocytic sarcoma, that is traditionally associated with aml. Indeed, chloromas are often associated with specific subtypes of aml, such as those that have the t(8;21) translocation. Treatment for them is the chemotherapy for the disease, although radiation therapy is sometimes used if the chloroma places adjacent structures at risk. Talk with your doctor. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: acute myelogenous leukemia?

AML. This is a type of leukemia. It is a cancer of a certain blood dell, originating in the bone marrow. It causes low blood counts. Diagnosis is often by evaluation of bone marrow aspirate. Treatments depend on subtypes and range from standard chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant. Read more...

Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Hmmmm.... While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that i think of in a patient with abdominal pain.. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. Read more...

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

DNA mutations. Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known risks include radiation exposure and certain chemical exposure. Read more...
Hard to say... Many times we don't know what causes leukemia, irrespective of type. The process is probably multifactorial and has a strong genetic component. In a small subset of cases exposure to various toxins like paint fumes, or to radiation, can also cause it, but this represents only a small percentage of patients. Read more...

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Depends..... I have great respect for their philosophy. By 'asian' healers you likely mean traditional therapy and not western pills, and we should remember that some of our best 'chemotherapies' come from tree bark and roots learned from their traditional remedies... However, please understand that we are not aware of any data of these treating CML and the pills available provide amazing benefits for quality. Read more...
No. CML is a very treatable disease today with drugs like sprycel, gleevec, and tasigna (nilotinib). Patients can essentially expect a normal life expectancy for CML today, vs a median survial of 5 years prior to these therapies. Read more...

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

Nccn.org. Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. Read more...

What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Multiple. There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. Read more...
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 necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia. Read more...