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What are the treatment options for leukemia?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends upon the

Type. Acute lymphoid and myeloid leukemias are treated differently, and chronic leukemias are treated different from acute varieties.
It also depends on being child vs an older adult. In general, all rx (2.5-3.5 yrs) involves induction, consolidation, interim maintenance, delayed intensification and maintenance. AML rx (.

In brief: It depends upon the

Type. Acute lymphoid and myeloid leukemias are treated differently, and chronic leukemias are treated different from acute varieties.
It also depends on being child vs an older adult. In general, all rx (2.5-3.5 yrs) involves induction, consolidation, interim maintenance, delayed intensification and maintenance. AML rx (.
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Multiple ways

Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases.
In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure.

In brief: Multiple ways

Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases.
In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure.
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