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Is it more fatal to have two morphological types of leukemia (m4&m3)?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine
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In brief: Each case is unique

This is obviously a serious condition, and your oncologist will examine all available treatment options and assess the patient's risk factors and response to therapy.
Discuss this with him or her.

In brief: Each case is unique

This is obviously a serious condition, and your oncologist will examine all available treatment options and assess the patient's risk factors and response to therapy.
Discuss this with him or her.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Wow...

I have never heard of simultaneous m3 (acute promyelocytic leukemia) and m4 (acute myelomonocytic leukemia)! some m3's may have monocytic morphology (variant m3).
The only other possible scenario i can think of is m3 treated with chemotherapy and then followed after years by therapy-related m4, but then they wouldn't be concomitant. Theoretically, 2 cancers are worse than 1, but i doubt it...

In brief: Wow...

I have never heard of simultaneous m3 (acute promyelocytic leukemia) and m4 (acute myelomonocytic leukemia)! some m3's may have monocytic morphology (variant m3).
The only other possible scenario i can think of is m3 treated with chemotherapy and then followed after years by therapy-related m4, but then they wouldn't be concomitant. Theoretically, 2 cancers are worse than 1, but i doubt it...
Dr. Agos Luca
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