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I've got adult acute leukemia. Now what?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment

There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia.
Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low, intermediate or high risk. In general induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation chemo can put patients in remission.

In brief: Treatment

There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia.
Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low, intermediate or high risk. In general induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation chemo can put patients in remission.
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

Many types of leukemia are treatable and go into remission and even complete cure.
Once a diagnosis of leukemia is established, the treatment and the overall management of the disease should be directed by a hematologist/oncologist.

In brief: See below...

Many types of leukemia are treatable and go into remission and even complete cure.
Once a diagnosis of leukemia is established, the treatment and the overall management of the disease should be directed by a hematologist/oncologist.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Acute leukemia

There are many types of adult acute leukemia.
There are some tests have to be done to calculate prognosis also to guide therapy. In general , acute leukemia is treated with combination of chemotherapy plus minus bone marrow transplantation if indicated. You need to see an oncologist and discuss everything in detail . Check www.Nccn.Com for patient resource info.

In brief: Acute leukemia

There are many types of adult acute leukemia.
There are some tests have to be done to calculate prognosis also to guide therapy. In general , acute leukemia is treated with combination of chemotherapy plus minus bone marrow transplantation if indicated. You need to see an oncologist and discuss everything in detail . Check www.Nccn.Com for patient resource info.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Assemble a good team

What type of leukemia you have will guide your therapy.
In adults the chronic, slow growing lymphoid or myeloid leukemias are common, as are the very rapid myeloid acute leukemias. Thus, your therapy and benefit/risk can't be answered well here. In all cases though, i'd rec a focus on good exercise, balanced nutrition, and ensure you have a good medical team and home support to guide you through.

In brief: Assemble a good team

What type of leukemia you have will guide your therapy.
In adults the chronic, slow growing lymphoid or myeloid leukemias are common, as are the very rapid myeloid acute leukemias. Thus, your therapy and benefit/risk can't be answered well here. In all cases though, i'd rec a focus on good exercise, balanced nutrition, and ensure you have a good medical team and home support to guide you through.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Dr. David Rizzieri
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