How long does blood cancer take to cure?
Hi, I have a friend that has leukemia.. He is currently under treatment, but I was wondering if it was curable, and if so, in how long would he be healthy again?
Sorry i don't know but it will probably be a matter of 5-6 months..
Which leukemia are you asking about ?
Acute or chronic ? Lymphocytic or myelocytic ?
There are at least 7 types of acute myelocytic leukemia
- - and multiple types of acute lymophocytic leukemia.
There are various prognostic indicators for each disease.
The age of the person matters too.
We don't know the age of this person, the stage oif his disease, or which type of leukemia he has.
No one can answer this question for a specific individual intelligently with such sparse information.
Here is general information for all types of leukemias http://www.medicinenet.com/leukemia/page2.htm
Very easy to research this topic on the internet
- Nah Z
For some leukemias, a single seven-day course of treatment may be sufficient to prevent relapse over an entire lifetime. For others, chemotherapy may be required for the rest of that person's lifetime. For others, multiple rounds of chemo possibly leading to stem cell transplantation may be required. For others, the leukemia may be terminal.
Leukemia is not just "one disease"- it's an umbrella of many different diseases: some of which almost everyone survives, some of which almost nobody survives. Age, disease stage at diagnosis, overall health condition... all impact how much treatment a person will receive, how healthy they feel during treatment, and what their chances of survival are.
Leukemia — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment of this blood-related cancer.
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