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What are treatments available for leukemia?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Follow the advice...

Of your hematologist/oncologist.
First step is a specific diagnosis, and from there they can formulate a plan of care and address whether there might be a clinical trial that you are eligible for. Once you begin therapy, there will be much to pay attention to, but following protocol directed therapy as closely as possible (with possible mods by your dr) is important. Open communication is key!

In brief: Follow the advice...

Of your hematologist/oncologist.
First step is a specific diagnosis, and from there they can formulate a plan of care and address whether there might be a clinical trial that you are eligible for. Once you begin therapy, there will be much to pay attention to, but following protocol directed therapy as closely as possible (with possible mods by your dr) is important. Open communication is key!
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends on type

Leukemia is a brood term: is it acute or chronic? Is it "lymphocytic" or "granulocytic"? What exact type is it and how was it found? Treatments can include anything from just watching blood counts to biologic therapy to chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant.
..Or a combination. Need more details!

In brief: Depends on type

Leukemia is a brood term: is it acute or chronic? Is it "lymphocytic" or "granulocytic"? What exact type is it and how was it found? Treatments can include anything from just watching blood counts to biologic therapy to chemotherapy to bone marrow transplant.
..Or a combination. Need more details!
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: 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 the first line of treatment. There are certain types of chronic leukemia that progress very slowly and do not need treatment initially. After chemo, remission or even cure may be achieved. The next step may be a bone marrow transplant.

In brief: 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 the first line of treatment. There are certain types of chronic leukemia that progress very slowly and do not need treatment initially. After chemo, remission or even cure may be achieved. The next step may be a bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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