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Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive

Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive: Introduction

Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive: A relatively aggressive cancer of the cells that produce white blood cells. The Philadelphia form of myeloid leukemia carries a relatively poor prognosis. It involves an acquired genetic mutation which results in the production tyrosine kinase which causes too many abnormal white blood cells to be produced which results in a shortage of other blood cell types. Treatment is aimed at inhibiting the production of tyrosine kinase. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive is available below.

Symptoms of Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive

Treatments for Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive

  • Imatinib medication and chemotherapy, stem cell transplant
  • Tyrosinase kinase inhibitors - Imatinib, Dasatinib, and Nilotinib. Imatinib is the first line therapy for many people, and those unsuitable for stem cell transplantation
  • Stem Cell transplantation- peripheral or bone marrow
  • Chemotherapy - used when tyrosine kinase inhibitors stop working or with stem cell transplantation
  • Interferon - used when other drugs don't work, or when they can't be used, such as in pregnancy
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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