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What Is The Worst Type Of Leukemia?

Postby Field » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:16 pm

I want to know what the worst type of leukemia is?
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What Is The Worst Type Of Leukemia?

Postby Stew » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:01 pm

to know you must educate yourself,with the types and all the factors that are present......i found this inform. from several sources....FIRST YOU MUST KNOW IF ITS the acute or chronic orTHEN can either be myelogenous or lymphocytic.


Myelogenous leukemia develops from myeloid cells. The disease can either be chronic or acute, referred to as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). There are several types of myelogenous leukemia.

Lymphocytic Leukemia

Lymphocytic leukemia develops from cells called "lymphoblasts" or "lymphocytes" in the blood marrow. The disease can be acute or chronic, referred to as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). There are several types of lymphocytic leukemia.


The medical fraternity's understanding of and ability to treat leukemia has developed considerably in recent decades. In 1960, the 5-year survival rate for all types of leukemia was about 14%. It has now increased to about 50%. Children suffering from leukemia have a higher life expectancy rate, while people over the age of sixty have a comparatively lower life expectancy rate. The two main forms in which leukemia can be broadly termed are chronic and acute. Acute leukemia means that the disease grows rapidly and the usually life expectancy without treatment varies from a few weeks to a few months. Chronic leukemia, however, progresses gradually and with the appropriate cure, life expectancy can be up to 20 years or more after the onset of sickness.

Life expectancy of patients depends on the different factors such as health, age of the patient, severity of the disease, and treatment provided. While the life expectancy amongst ALL and AML is short due to its rapidly progressing nature, life expectancy amongst CLL and CML extend from three years to twenty years.

Over the years statistics have shown that life expectancy among people suffering from leukemia has grown considerably. This increase can be attributed to advanced studies and research. Innovation and invention of new and effective treatment procedures have also contributed to such an increase.

below is the best site to look up information

http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/doc.aspx?version=patient&viewid=e1a644a1-d741-4a32-af02-96aedd6d1922
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What Is The Worst Type Of Leukemia?

Postby Geron » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:36 pm

The worst type is that one someone is personally fighting!

Ever noticed that with any disease, the one you are experiencing is always worse than everyone else's and worse than one you may have had before.
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