Is blood cancer deadliest of all cancers?
How to fight against it?
- PippinLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
"Blood cancer" covers dozens of different diseases -- all the leukemias and lymphomas, plus several other types of cancer.
With so many types of cancer, it's impossible to generalize, but overall, they tend to have BETTER outcomes than most solid tumors. Some types have very high cure rates, while others can't be cured, but can be managed with medication for decades -- with the patient usually eventually dying from something else in old-age.
(And yes, pancreatic cancer is about the deadliest -- not often found until it's very advanced, generally resistant to chemo/radiation and even localized tumors are not often curable.)
- 6 months ago
I think they treat these (leukemioas, et al) with bone marrow transplant.
If you mean you have cancer that's now throughout your whole system, as my grtandma had, then the doctors typically write you off, & just try to keep you pain-free for the next 3 months to 8 years, or longer -- everyone's different!
- 9 months ago
Im not really sure mush
- AmarettaLv 710 months ago
Treatment options are limited in elderly patients who get the AML form of leukemia. Doctors generally don't do bone marrow transplants in patients over the age of 70.
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- LANLv 710 months ago
No. Any cancer can be deadly if the person waits too long to get it treated.
- MarcLv 710 months ago
Not necessarily. Pancreatic cancer can take you out fast. There are bone cancers than can take you out faster. It depends on the type of blood cancer you have
- 10 months ago
No, it’s not. Lung & pancreatic cancers are the scary ones with terrible survival rates. Just like with any cancer, treatment options are usually surgery, chemo, or radiation.