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.

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  • mrodrx
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL): 64.6 percent survival rate

    Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML): 19.8 percent survival rate

  • purple
    Lv 6
    1 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.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on a lot of factors.Keep your fingers crossed and live life to its fullest!

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