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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

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Question: I have just been diagosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.? I have just been diagosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. I also just had a baby 3 weeks ago. What are the chances that she that or a similar bleeding disorder? I have not been exposed to any radiation. It actually came from a previous diagnosis, or perhaps a mis diagnosis (?) of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) a blood disorder that has some of the same symptoms and the potential to go into a form of leukemia if it is not treated or incorrectly treated.

Answer: CML is NOT hereditary; it is an acquired problem. Historically it was difficult to control long-term, as it transformed into acute leukemia (blast crisis). Currently, a new class of drugs (tyrosine kinase inhibitors) have transformed the treatment; most patients are placed into a molecular remission by one of these drugs, meaning that to the best of our ability we cannot detect evidence for the disease. Does it mean cure? Not sure yet, but maybe for some, or at least control of the disease for a long time(? for life, like high blood pressure- it is not cured, it is controlled). Acai berries have shown no such benefit as quoted above. They may taste good (or maybe not), but please don't put your faith in only that. DIC did not lead to or cause this; it is possible DIC could be caused by CML or its complications however. Given the way these drugs have transformed the care of CML patients, it is a time to be optimistic about future treatment and expectations. God bless, best wishes

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