how long does a person with leukemia live with treatment?
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
here are some links to ALL...it depends upon the staging of the cancer and the treatments done . Ask the oncologist..
ALL (acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia)
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=... (find support groups..scroll down)
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=... (financial help for leukemia/lymphoma)
http://survivor-support.rare-cancer.org/child-quic... (child ALL quick links…scroll down to find ALL)
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/aspar... (results of a clinical trial for ALL)
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/high-... (results of a clinical trial for children with ALL or NHL)
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search;jsessionid... (ALL clinical trials)
http://www.cancer.gov/search/ResultsClinicalTrials... (ALL adult clinical trials)
http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/doc.aspx?viewid=7C... (ALL child clinical trials)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/4.0... (clinical trials frequently asked questions)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Cli... (basics of cancer clinical trials (need powerpoint)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Cli... (cancer clinical trials in depth (need powerpoint)
Bone marrow transplants
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (National Bone Marrow Donor program…acute lymphoblastic leukemia)
http://www.marrow.org/ABOUT/Connecting_Patients_w_... (about the National Bone Marrow Donor program)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (ALL transplant outcomes)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (clinical trials by type)
https://web.emmes.com/study/bmt/ (Bone Marrow Transplant clinical network)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Plan_for_Tx/Planning... (financial assistance for bone marrow transplant patients..ie leukemia,etc)
Nutrition and Support for cancer patients
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp? (nutrition for cancer patients)
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/mit_0.asp (supporting cancer patients)
3 books on disease symptoms and treatments
you could also get these books on ebay or amazon or a half price book store. (last two are very similar)..
1.Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
2.Handbook of Diseases (Lippencott)
3.Professional Guide to Diseases (Springhouse)
- 1 decade ago
I trained as a biomedical scientist specialising in haematology, I have an MSc in clinical oncology.
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is potentially curable with chemotherapy. For children the overall cure rate is now about 80% with only a minority requiring a stem cell transplant. For adults the prognosis is much more variable - it depends on the exact features of the disease, how old the patient is (biological age - a very fit 60 year old might fare better than a very unhealthy 30 year old) and on response to treatment. Adults are more likely than children to relapse (have a return of disease after initial clearance) and to require a transplant.
The only person who can offer a reliable prognosis for an individual patient is that patient's specialist who has access to all the relevant information.Source(s): www.lrf.org.uk www.leukemia.org
- 1 decade ago
It depends on the type of leukemia...there are acute ones and chronic ones, some hit kids and others hit mainly adults. Depending on the person's age and type of leukemia, the prognosis can be quite varied. There is a decent cure rate overall though...leukemia in itself is not a death sentence. Good luck.Source(s): med student
- oncogenomicsLv 41 decade ago
The 5-year survival rate for ALL is over 80%. Most inflicted are able to achieve indefinite remissions. The prognosis is better for younger patients than older ones.
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- 1 decade ago
knew one girl that had als and was told that life expectancy was about 1-2 years,she lasted for 7 years and then succumbed to the disease. they reach a point when they go out of remission the drugs are increased and in the end it comes down to a matter either the drugs will kill them or the disease. kind of like reaching a point of no return. by the way her parents were told that was the longest anyone diagnosed with that form of cancer had ever managed to live. my sympathy goes out to whomever it is, it is not something you want to see someone suffer from. the girl was a next door nieghbor of ours and the parents and friends and nieghbors of the family suffer too.
- 1 decade ago
i don't know but my uncle had it like maby 10 or 12 years ago and he is just fine now