Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 10 years ago

My uncle has chronic leukemia?

Will he survive? He's well in his fifties and today I found out he has cancer in his blood. But mostly children and younger people get this type of cancer. He is low on protein in his body and I guess his white blood cells are 'eating' his red ones ?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia comes in stages. If he is stage one he will be all right for awhile.

    When he goes up in stages treatment will be required. Children dont usually get CLL its middle age & over who get this. It can remain slow progress for years on others its more of a rapid progress.

    Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    Treatment of stage I, stage II, stage III, and stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia may include the following:

    Watchful waiting when there are few or no symptoms.

    Monoclonal antibody therapy.

    Chemotherapy with 1 or more drugs, with or without steroids or monoclonal antibody therapy.

    Low- dose external radiation therapy to areas of the body where cancer is found, such as the spleen or lymph nodes.

    A clinical trial of chemotherapy and biologic therapy with stem cell transplant.

    No one can really tell you how long he may live. That would depend how fast CLL progresses.

    It varies with people .

    Source(s): Ex -- husband has stage one CLL
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    If you can devote 2 hours a day from your student life, then your CML can be cured.There is no cost.You will notice improvements in results of any test done after 1 month.Also you will be able to study better, once you start getting better. Cancer hates oxygen and cannot live in a high-oxygen environment.If you want to supplement the medical treatment you receive(or not receive) with some alternative therapy then this is for you. You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly and after four weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually. The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain health. People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence. Monitor your conditions/results regularly and it will help you and others observe the progress. The pranayam techniques: Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes. Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently. Anulom Vilom - Deep Breath-in through left nostril keeping right nostril closed then - Breath-out through right nostril keeping left nostril closed then -Deep Breath-in through right nostril keeping left nostril closed then - Breath-out through left nostril keeping right nostril closed and repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 min/day). Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee. Duration : 5 to 10 times Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.

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