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How do you know if you are in remission for leukemia or not?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Bone marrow

Your doctor will perform a bone marrow biopsy to tell if the treatment has been successful.

In brief: Bone marrow

Your doctor will perform a bone marrow biopsy to tell if the treatment has been successful.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bone marrow biopsy

To determine remission of a leukemia a bone marrow biopsy is necessary.

In brief: Bone marrow biopsy

To determine remission of a leukemia a bone marrow biopsy is necessary.
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Remission=neg tests

Your oncologist will obtain a sample of your bone marrow.
A pathologist will look at it under the microscope for leukemic cells, and at most centers, a much more sensitive test known as facs (fluorescence activated cell sorting) or flow cytometry, will also be used to look for leukemic cells. Depending on your leukemia, a spinal tap may also be performed to look for leukemia in the cns.

In brief: Remission=neg tests

Your oncologist will obtain a sample of your bone marrow.
A pathologist will look at it under the microscope for leukemic cells, and at most centers, a much more sensitive test known as facs (fluorescence activated cell sorting) or flow cytometry, will also be used to look for leukemic cells. Depending on your leukemia, a spinal tap may also be performed to look for leukemia in the cns.
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