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Please answer- Which is worst , Chronic or Acute Leukemia?

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Please answer- Which is worst , Chronic or Acute Leukemia?

Postby donalt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:28 am

I know, it sounds like a stupid question. But, I want to know, because someone I know has Leukemia. But hear's what I've heard:
Acute leukemia gets worse very fast and may make you feel sick right away. Chronic leukemia gets worse slowly and may not cause symptoms for years.
But I thought chronic was a more exagerated stage of an illness. Explain, please.
Thank you in advance.
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Please answer- Which is worst , Chronic or Acute Leukemia?

Postby woolcott » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:40 am

Acute Leukemia comes on very fast, and can be determined by blood tests and a bone marrow along with what is commonly known as a fish test. It takes about a week to come back but is very accurate.The word acute accurately means to :come on suddenly. Chronic means that you can live with it for many years to come. Hence aml means acute myeloid leukemia and cll is chronic leukemia. Their are many different kinds of leukemia. I am in remission from the apl form of aml leukemia.I hope that I have explained enough that you can understand.
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