Treating acute myeloid leukemiaTTreating acute myeloid leukemiaTreating Acute Myeloid LeukemiaEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are treated.</p><p>Once your child is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) doctors will start them on chemotherapy right away. Chemotherapy is the first line of treatment for children with AML. Intensive chemotherapy is important to help your child get back into remission.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Children diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will begin an intensified course of chemotherapy right away.</li> <li> Children with AML usually do not receive radiation therapy.</li> <li>A bone marrow transplant (BMT) may be considered for some children with AML.</li> <li>Chemotherapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is less intense than other forms of AML.</li></ul>
Traitement de la leucémie myéloblastique aiguëTTraitement de la leucémie myéloblastique aiguëTreating Acute Myeloid LeukemiaFrenchOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-15 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez comment on traite les enfants atteints de leucémie myéloblastique aiguë (LMA).</p><p>Après avoir diagnostiqué cette maladie chez votre enfant, les médecins lui feront immédiatement suivre une chimiothérapie. La chimiothérapie est la première ligne de traitement pour les enfants atteints. Il est important pour la rémission de votre enfant qu’il subisse une chimiothérapie intensive.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les enfants ayant la LMA suivent immédiatement une chimiothérapie intensive.</li><li>En général, les enfants atteints de LMA ne subissent pas de radiothérapie.</li><li>On peut envisager une greffe de moelle chez certains enfants souffrant de LMA. </li><li>La chimiothérapie de la LPMA est moins intense que pour les autres formes de LMA.</li></ul>

 

 

Treating acute myeloid leukemia2847.00000000000Treating acute myeloid leukemiaTreating Acute Myeloid LeukemiaTEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are treated.</p><p>Once your child is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) doctors will start them on chemotherapy right away. Chemotherapy is the first line of treatment for children with AML. Intensive chemotherapy is important to help your child get back into remission.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Children diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will begin an intensified course of chemotherapy right away.</li> <li> Children with AML usually do not receive radiation therapy.</li> <li>A bone marrow transplant (BMT) may be considered for some children with AML.</li> <li>Chemotherapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is less intense than other forms of AML.</li></ul><p>Your child is treated with an intensified course of chemotherapy over a short period of time, usually about five to six months. Generally, children with AML stay in the hospital for the entire time during treatment, due to their increased risk of contracting infections.</p><p>Your child’s chemotherapy protocol is divided into two main phases, which differ in length and type of medicine that is used. The aim of each phase is to destroy as many leukemia cells as possible. The phases are:</p><ol><li>Induction. This includes two cycles of chemotherapy, each lasting about 28 days.</li><li>Consolidation, which involves two or three more cycles of chemotherapy.</li></ol><p>If your child has Down syndrome and is diagnosed with AML, they follow a less intense treatment protocol.</p><h2>Radiation therapy</h2><p>Children with AML are generally not treated with radiation therapy.</p><h2>Bone marrow transplant (BMT)</h2><p>BMT may be considered for children who:</p><ul><li>do not respond well to chemotherapy.</li><li>have high-risk AML.<br></li><li>relapse.</li></ul><h2>Chemotherapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)</h2><p>Chemotherapy for APL is less intense than other forms of AML. Treatment is divided into three different phases, which differ in length and type of medicine that is used. The phases are:</p><ul><li> Induction. This includes one cycle of chemotherapy, lasting between 28 days up to a maximum of 60 days.</li><li>Consolidation, which involves four cycles of chemotherapy with each lasting 8 weeks.<br></li><li> Maintenance phase may be included, depending on risk stratification.</li></ul><p>There is no central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapy or radiation included.</p>Treating acute myeloid leukemiaFalse

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