Users' questions

How long can you live in remission leukemia?

How long can you live in remission leukemia?

It depends on your treatment, age, and overall health. Remissions may last as much as 3-5 years after your first retreatment. Because future retreatments usually don’t work as well as the first one, your next remissions may be shorter.

How old can you be to get remission from leukemia?

We often joke — though it is no joking matter — that leukemia needs a better press agent. The older patient is often pleasantly surprised to hear what we have to say about options for treating them. I have treated patients as old as 99. A person in his 60s who undergoes intensive chemotherapy has a 55 to 60% chance of going into remission.

Can a 99 year old be diagnosed with leukemia?

If you are an older adult diagnosed with leukemia, you have treatment options — even at age 99.

What does remission mean for acute myeloid leukemia?

When you start treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), your doctor may tell you that the goal is remission. You’ve probably heard the word before, and you know it’s a good thing. But what exactly does remission mean, and what does it say about how you’ll manage the disease down the road?

How old is the average person with acute myeloid leukemia?

Introduction Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the common form of acute leukemia in adults, accounting for approximately 80% of cases in patients over 18 years of age. AML is primarily a disease of older adults, with a median age of approximately 70 years at diagnosis.

We often joke — though it is no joking matter — that leukemia needs a better press agent. The older patient is often pleasantly surprised to hear what we have to say about options for treating them. I have treated patients as old as 99. A person in his 60s who undergoes intensive chemotherapy has a 55 to 60% chance of going into remission.

When you start treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), your doctor may tell you that the goal is remission. You’ve probably heard the word before, and you know it’s a good thing. But what exactly does remission mean, and what does it say about how you’ll manage the disease down the road?

If you are an older adult diagnosed with leukemia, you have treatment options — even at age 99.

Introduction Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the common form of acute leukemia in adults, accounting for approximately 80% of cases in patients over 18 years of age. AML is primarily a disease of older adults, with a median age of approximately 70 years at diagnosis.