How long does one live if diagnosed to have acute leukemia?
My friend has been diagnosed to have acute leukemia. He was advised to undergo chemotherapy. I am wondering, what is the survival rate for this kind of disease? Please advise.
- purpleLv 61 decade ago
Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML)
M1 - acute myeloblastic leukemia - represents 10% of acute myelocytic leukemia - common in adults - prognosis is poor with survival 6 months to 2 years.
M2 - myeloblastic leukemia with maturation - is a subclassification with more maturation observed in granulocytes.
M3 - acute promyelocytic leukemia - approximately 10 % of acute myelocytic leukemia. DIC is frequent complication. Patient who survive DIC have a similar prognosis to M1.
M4 - acute myelomonocytic leukemia - constitutes 20 % of acute myleocyte leukemia. Prognosis is longer than M1, M2, or M3.
M5 - acute monocytic leukemia. This is a subclassification and represents 10 % of all acute myelocytic leukemia. It has a very poor prognosis , 6 -12 months.
M6 - erythroleukemia - This leukemia represents less than 10 % of all acute myelocytic leukemia. It has a prognosis similar to M1.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
L1 - most frequently occurring form of ALL (85%) in children and adults.
L2 - occurs more frequently in adults.
L3 - Burkitt's lymphoma is more often observed in children and young adults than older persons but overall is an infrequently occurring form of ALL.
- 1 decade ago
At present the prognosis of Leukemia has improved,
With proper timely treatment by a qualified ONCOLOGIST/HEMATOLOGIST, patients have the chance to live a normal life span. They have to take care of Infections i.e. upper respiratory....My dearest friend is going through the same and by the GRACE OF GOD , he is doing well, THANKS GOD ONCE AGAIN.
- eugene65caLv 61 decade ago
It depends on a lot of factors.Keep your fingers crossed and live life to its fullest!