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What is the worst type of Leukemia?

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What is the worst type of Leukemia?

Postby avram » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:48 am

Out of Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)?

I would like to know which one worsens the quickest and has the highest rate of fatality.
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What is the worst type of Leukemia?

Postby choviohoya » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:57 am

AML. It's extremely aggressive and it multiplies extremely fast.
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What is the worst type of Leukemia?

Postby fiacra49 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:59 am

i have cll. diagnosed 2 months ago. the acute leukemias are usually worse. usually needing chemo immediately after diagnosis. my blood counts with cll are still good. although i did have to have my spleen removed, since the cancer collected there. with the chronic leukemias, sometimes you don't even need chemo, if your blood counts are o.k. and the symptoms are bearable. the dr. is taking a "watchful waiting" period with me. no chemo, just monitoring blood counts. the prognosis with chronic leukemia is usually better. they say that i could live 10 years or more. but there is no cure with chronic.
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