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Can lukiema run in the family? What is the treatment?

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Three weeks ago my Papal (grandoa was diagnosed with chroncic lukiema0 Yesterday morning my great uncle died of it. I am currently beign tested for bone caner because they found a toumer on my femor bone. is there any chance of survival? Can lukiema run in the family? What is the treatment? Any information would be helpfull thanks Have a blessed day -Brittany Marie 16 years old Florida


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replied December 17th, 2012
Leukemia Answer A41042
Hello Brittany,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If there has been definite history of cancer running in family, you should consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider to get tested with tumor marker tests to predict your chances of developing cancer (and type of cancer). The prognosis depends on early diagnosis and early start of treatment (which gives better long term survival and control of cancer spread). Discuss in detail with your treating doctor/healthcare provider (based on your evaluation results).
Take care.


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