Medical Questions > Cancer > Leukemia Forum

acute leukemia

Must Read
Click here for basic info on leukemia, including diagnostic types and how doctors classify this disease of blood forming tissues....
Is leukemia inherited? Read here for more info on what causes leukemia and what environment risk factors or triggers you might avoid....
Leukemia can affect many parts of the body, including the organs of the cardiovascular and digestive systems. But what are the major symptoms of leukemia?...
the person is 16 and is getting a bone marrow transplant soon what are her chances of living and what will she be like after?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 20th, 2010
Unfortunately, the likelihood of cure afte bone marrow transplant depends on multiple factors, including the type of leukemia, the severity of the leukemia, the patient's overall health, and the response (or lack of response) to prior leukemia treatments. Therefore, I really cannot answer the first part of your questions (her Hematologist/Oncologist can, hopefully, provide an answer to this quetsion, however).

If the bone marrow transplant is successful, and there are no major complications, she should be just like she was before the transplant.


Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

www.doctorwascher.com

www.oncoguard.com



A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied May 12th, 2010
Cancer of the white blood cells (leukemia) that characteristically comes on abruptly and, if not treated, progresses rapidly. The two major types of
|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Leukemia , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.