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What is the difference between chronic leukemia and acute leukemia?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Nature

Acute means urgent require treatment right away.
Chronic likely present fora while and may not require treatment urgently.

In brief: Nature

Acute means urgent require treatment right away.
Chronic likely present fora while and may not require treatment urgently.
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Aggressiveness

Acute leukemias often present faster with an aggressive course and require urgent treatment.
Chronic leukemias have a slow moving course and over years can progress to an aggressive phase. Treatments for acute leukemias thus require more complex chemotherapy and often bone marrow transplant.

In brief: Aggressiveness

Acute leukemias often present faster with an aggressive course and require urgent treatment.
Chronic leukemias have a slow moving course and over years can progress to an aggressive phase. Treatments for acute leukemias thus require more complex chemotherapy and often bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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