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Friday, July 17, 2009

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Types of leukemia Not all leukemias are the same. Leukemias are divided into 4 main types. Knowing the exact type of leukemia can help doctors better predict each patient's outlook (prognosis) and select the best treatment.

Acute leukemia versus chronic leukemia

In acute leukemia, the cells grow fast but do not mature the way they should. The cells keep on reproducing and build up in the blood. Without treatment, most patients with acute leukemia would live only a few months. Some types of acute leukemia respond well to treatment, and many patients can be cured.

In chronic leukemia the cells look mature but they are not really normal. The cells live too long, build up, and crowd out normal cells. Chronic leukemias tend to progress over a longer period of time, and most patients can live for many years. But chronic leukemias are often harder to cure than acute leukemias.

Myeloid leukemia versus lymphocytic leukemia

Myeloid leukemia mostly starts in white blood cells (other than lymphocytes), but can also start in the cells that mature into platelets or red blood cells.

Lymphocytic leukemias start in lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the bone marrow.

By looking at whether a leukemia is acute or chronic and whether it is myeloid or lymphocytic, most cases of leukemia can be sorted into 1 of the 4 main types shown in the table here:


Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)

Hmm..agak lama br la berkesempatan utk mencari ttg leukemia nie..
Cuti semester yang lps, bnyk perkara yg berlaku pd diri dan keluarga.
Diuji dengan kemalangan kecil tapi kos yang tinggi dan juga mendapat tahu anak saudara menghidap leukemia..(ianya suatu ketentuan dariNya..)

Semoga Allah memberikan semangat dan kekuatan kepadanya untuk melalui ujian yg amat payah ini..
"Smua yang hidup pasti mati, tua or muda bukan persoalan, sakit sbg asbab, dalam menguji ketaatan sbg hamba.." -i got this sms yesterday from him.

2 comments:

someone to be :) said...

sabar yer bell...
mak sedara ore pun ade sore kena leukemia. Skrg dah kena wat kemoterapi..xpe, kita same2 doa k..

zAcK said...

saye singgah melawat..