What is the survival rate of A.L.L. Leukemia in adults?
I was just wondering. My mother was just diagnosed and I was looking it up. Too many website are too different. Just wondering if anyone out here might have an ideal.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here is a link to A.L.L. leukemia prognosis at the National Cancer Institute..check with her oncologist for prognosis statistics for her particular case...
Here are some more links to info on ALL...I include bone marrow transplant info, but I don't know if that applies to ALL or not for sure.
ALL (acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia)
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=... (find support groups..scroll down)
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=... (financial help for leukemia/lymphoma)
http://survivor-support.rare-cancer.org/child-quic... (child ALL quick links…scroll down to find ALL)
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/aspar... (results of a clinical trial for ALL)
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/high-... (results of a clinical trial for children with ALL or NHL)
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search;jsessionid... (ALL clinical trials)
http://www.cancer.gov/search/ResultsClinicalTrials... (ALL adult clinical trials)
http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/doc.aspx?viewid=7C... (ALL child clinical trials)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/4.0... (clinical trials frequently asked questions)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Cli... (basics of cancer clinical trials (need powerpoint)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Cli... (cancer clinical trials in depth (need powerpoint)
Bone marrow transplants
http://www.nbmtlink.org/ (National Bone Marrow Transplant link)
http://www.marrow.org/ (National Bone Marrow Donor link)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (National Bone Marrow Donor program…acute lymphoblastic leukemia)
http://www.marrow.org/ABOUT/Connecting_Patients_w_... (about the National Bone Marrow Donor program)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (ALL transplant outcomes)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Tre... (clinical trials by type)
https://web.emmes.com/study/bmt/ (Bone Marrow Transplant clinical network)
http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Plan_for_Tx/Planning... (financial assistance for bone marrow transplant patients..ie leukemia,etc)
Nutrition and Support for cancer patients
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp? (nutrition for cancer patients)
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/mit_0.asp (supporting cancer patients)
3 books on disease symptoms and treatments
you could also get these books on ebay or amazon or a half price book store. (last two are very similar)..
1.Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
2.Handbook of Diseases (Lippencott)
3.Professional Guide to Diseases (Springhouse)
- bungy_heartLv 41 decade ago
I know what you mean about having too much information. One of the problems is that there are no absolutes in cancer and its treatment, and that every person and their cancer is different.
ALL generally has a very good prognosis if it's caught early.
80-90% of patients will achieve complete remission, and 30-40% will be cured. There's a difference between remission and cure - remission means that the cancer isn't active and the symptoms are gone, cure means that the cancer is gone completely and won't come back.
Your mum, you and your family have a hard road ahead; it'll seem like it's going on forever while it's happening, but try to stay strong for her while the treatment and it's effects are happening. Look after yourself, eat properly, go to bed early and collapse onto a good friend or one of the nurses occasionally out of your mum's hearing.
Hugs and prayers.Source(s): I'm a haematology/oncology nurse
- 1 decade ago
Leukemia At A Glance
* Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells.
* While the exact cause(s) of leukemia is not known, risk factors have been identified.
* Leukemias are grouped by how quickly the disease develops (acute or chronic) as well as by the type of blood cell that is affected.
* People with leukemia are at significantly increased risk for developing infections, anemia, and bleeding.
* Diagnosis of leukemia is supported by findings of the medical history and examination, and examining blood under a microscope. Leukemia cells can also be detected and further classified with a bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy.
* Treatment of leukemia depends on the type of leukemia, certain features of the leukemia cells, the extent of the disease, and prior history of treatment, as well as the age and health of the patient.
* Most patients with leukemia are treated with chemotherapy. Some patients also may have radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplantation.