Top 15 Common Questions About Leukemia

Is leukemia curable?

There are certain types of leukemia with a very good prognosis. For example, many children diagnosed with acute leukemia are cured of their disease. However, in adults the disease has a higher risk and treatment with chemotherapy tends to be very aggressive. Myeloblastic leukemia may need chemotherapy, transfusions, and antibiotics. Promyelocytic leukemia has a higher recuperation rate, but it also has a higher recurrence of the disease 3 years after treatment.

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