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AML - Prognosis

Acute Myeloid Leukemia can be controlled and sometimes cured. Its prognosis depends on a variety of factors that is patient-specific.

AML can be kept in remission for a long period of time or even cured in some adults. Depending on certain factors such as, the characteristics of the leukemia cells. Some patients have a better prognosis in comparison to others.

Adults below 65 years 5-year survival rate - about 33%

Adults above 65 years - 4% only

Many people who live much longer than the average 5 years

The prognosis of a patient depends on the following factors:

Patientís age and race - Younger patients and Caucasians have a good prognosis, while patients older than 60 years and patients of African- American descent have a poor prognosis

Subtype of AML - M3 has good prognosis while the M7 type has poor prognosis

Patientís response to therapy

AML that follows myelodysplastic syndrome or myeloproliferative diseases has a poor prognosis

Elevated lactate dehydrogenase levels has a poor prognosis

Cytogenetics plays an important role in predicting the progress of an AML patient as represented in the table below:


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my friend surfing with acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation. Now he going on chemotherapy. He is on my 2nd session[0, 1 ,2]. Still two more session as per the doctor. Also Doctor's told good progress. I want to know what type of food will add more value to get more immunity. Please give some suggestion on food from nature.
PurushNaidu Friday, December 20, 2013
Hi.. i am 23 years old diagnose with AML last October 2012 and currently receiving chemotherapy. i am on my 2nd session and my doctor said i will have another session this december. id like to know when they say 5 years survival does that mean i only have 5years left eventhough i take my chemotherapy?
epikia Tuesday, November 27, 2012
No, that only means that they certify that your cancer is cured only after 5 years, till then they monitor and see that it doesn't relapse by then.
Vikram_Muddya Thursday, November 29, 2012
78 years aged mother suffering from lukemia pls tell me about the effective medicine and tell me about the chancec or not for recovery.. and which medicine are good for the acute lukemia pls write some medicines name for the recovery for the patitent
mehul23 Tuesday, June 12, 2012
plz take your mother to cancer hospital.the medicine is depends up on the type of leukemia.
chitralekha.ch Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I have Acute Leukemia[AML] cancer to my sister. Her age is 25 years. In recent test reports Blast are about 80%. Can you please tell me how i can proceed to cure my sister.
Ravikohli Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Hello.i just read about AML and i am satisfied with the information providede. Though i have one small enquiry; Anthracycline has been listed as one of the drugs given during Chemotherapy that may cause AML in the future and yet it has been listed as a drug for treating AML. Doess it mean that you are at risk of contracting AML again? I will apprecite your assistance on this qustion..
Nimat Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Anthracyclines have been found to produce AML in patients who underwent treatment for breast cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma, especially when used with other anticancer drugs and in high doses. Currently anthracyclines are very effective in AML, and the risk of them causing AML are small, hence they are used in AML.
simipaknikar Sunday, February 06, 2011
I have just been dx with cml my doctor has not told me much trying to get pills problem with insurance what is the prognosis for me 69 yr olde femal
erniepat Thursday, September 02, 2010
my partner is 52 and had hairy cell leukemia 3 times in the past 10 years but has just been diagnosed with AML. What is the chances of a recovery.
mammy4 Sunday, August 29, 2010
There is a research case report on certain ayrvedic drugs on Cancer (Myelofibrosis) in the google search. I think there is medicine for this disease in Ayurveda. And one of my relatives is undergoing ayrvedic treatment for myelofibrosis after it was detected from Manipal Medical College and advised there is no treatment for this in allopathy.
BALAKRISHNAN Tuesday, July 06, 2010
hi, my father has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and an under lying condition of myloid fibrosis. He has no other side effects and often only feels tired with leg pains. It appears the cancer has come back. Has anyone tried any alternate therapies? He is on a clinical trial and seems to be baffling his doctors. Any advice?
Johanna Monday, December 14, 2009
my sister was diagnosed with AML and she is in her second year now since she was diagnosed last year. She is ok as of now after her low dose of chemotherapy. I know that prognosis of this disease is poor. Is there patients having this kind of leukemia survived? Is there a possibility that she might respond to bone marrow transplant? Please help me to find support group that offers financial supports. Pls. let me know. Thanks.
abelzkie Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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