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survival in acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

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Dear Dr.
Could you please give me the median survival in early 80's of elderly,over 65 acute lymphoblastic leukemia?I have not been succesful in finding statistics on internet,I WONDER WHAT YOU FEEL IT IS TODAY IN THIS GROUP OF PATIENTS.ARE WE MAKING ANY PROGRESS ?THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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replied September 20th, 2011
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The prognosis for ALL differs between individuals depending on a variety of factors.It is approximately 50% in adults and cases in older patients are more likely to result from chromosomal abnormalities (e.g. the Philadelphia chromosome) that make treatment more difficult and prognoses poorer.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.





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