How Long Does It Take For People With Blood Cancer To Survive?

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So how long can cancer last.rnMeanwhile, my friend has had the disease since June 2016.

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Hi Prime,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

There are many types of blood cancer (leukemia). Blood cancer is cancer that arises in the body's tissues that produce blood cells, including the bone marrow and lymphatic system. In general, blood cancer causes white blood cells, which should play a role in maintaining the body's resistance from infection, to proliferate excessively and uncontrollably, so that their function is not optimal, and also urges the production of other blood cells.


There are several symptoms commonly experienced by people with blood cancer, ranging from fever, weakness, fatigue, frequent infections, drastic weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, swollen spleen, easy bruising, easy bleeding, red skin rash (petechiae), excessive sweating (especially at night), as well as bone pain.


Leukemia itself is classified based on 2 ways, namely:

Progression of the disease, namely acute and chronic leukemia
Types of white blood cells affected, namely lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia

Based on the above division, there are 4 main types of leukemia, namely ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia), AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), and CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia).


The prognosis (possibility of cure) of leukemia varies depending on the type of leukemia, the age of the patient, and the extent to which the cancer cells have spread. In general, the potential for death from leukemia is higher in the elderly than in young adults or children. Among the four types of leukemia above, the potential for leukemia patients to survive for 5 years (5 year survival rates) is highest in ALL leukemia, especially in children (90%). Meanwhile, the lowest potential for leukemia patients to survive for 5 years (5 year survival rates) was found in AML type leukemia, especially in the elderly (29%).


However, back again, because there are many factors that affect this prognosis, you should consult directly regarding your colleague's condition with an oncologist who treats him directly, okay?


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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