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Can a person who was just diagnosed with leukemia go home the day of their diagnosis?

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Sometimes

Some leukemias are chronic and may not need immediate therapy.
The most common one is chronic lymphocytic leukemia and most patients arenot treated immediately upon diagnosis.

In brief: Sometimes

Some leukemias are chronic and may not need immediate therapy.
The most common one is chronic lymphocytic leukemia and most patients arenot treated immediately upon diagnosis.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Dr. Ruben Mesa
Agree that it depends both on the type of leukemia (acute vs chronic) as well as the severity in which it presents. It is in patients with acute leukemia in which intensive, possibly curative therapy, is needed individuals are usually admitted for intensive chemotherapy
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