Is leukemia fatal if you're diagnosed at around 35?

My math teacher that I had last year announced to his students this year that he was diagnosed with leukemia. I'm really worried for him, is he to old for treatment or something?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Depends what type of leukemia.

    Acute or chronic ?

    Myelocytic or lymphocytic ?

    If you want good answers you have to be specific with your questions.

    There is a huge difference between the dozen or so types of leukemia.

    Age 35 is not necessarily a bad time to have a leukemia.

    He would be young enough to withstand aggressive treatment if he

    has acute myeloblastic leukemia.

    We cannot tell you about all leukemia types, but it is simple to look up on the net.

    Wiki is a good start - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukemia

    And - http://www.medicinenet.com/leukemia/article.htm

    And - http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/adult/leukemias

    Do your homework. Read all of these.

    Then ask your teacher what type he has so you can focus your info search.

    Source(s): MD Medical Oncologist and Hematologist - a cancer and blood specialist doctor - with twenty years experience.
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