Talk:Leukemia

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New Cure is so far successful[edit]

I am going to include a short mention of a new finding regarding treatment by a new gene therapy that has seen some success for early tests. The link is here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20091135-10391704.html Douglas.hawkes (talk) 03:53, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

"Younger patients tend to live longer, as older patients aren't expected to live quite as long."[edit]

This just reads to me as being silly. Can someone fix it? 72.201.74.103 (talk) 22:12, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Survival[edit]

Even when a complete cure is unlikely, most people with a chronic leukemia and many people with an acute leukemia can be successfully treated for years.

We don't usually spam citations into the lead of an article, but since someone is interested in the question, the answer is that survival depends on the particular type of leukemia. The range runs approximately from things like the acute-subtype of acute T-cell leukemia or T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (just months) to things like hairy cell leukemia or CML on Gleevec, which have essentially normal lifespan. Among children with the most common type (ALL), about 90% reach the five-year survival mark, and most of those are permanently cured. WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:35, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I think this article should be semi-protected as I believe it may be subject to minor vandalism due to the subject of the article and that edits may confuse those who read it, hope you agree (User:AH999) 20:18, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I think you're looking for WP:RPP (requests for page protection, I think I got the shortcut right) :) It's a Fox! (What did I break) 20:39, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

New bullet point under Treatment - Acute lymphoblastic[edit]

Hi,

This is the first time I have done this so apologies if I haven't followed the right process. I came across some new treatment information for ALL and think it should be added as a bullet point:

• The minimal residual disease (MRD) test to identify the intensity of treatment needed for children. The test is given to all children diagnosed with ALL under the NHS as part of their treatment. The test is able to predict how well children with ALL are likely to respond to treatment by detecting leukaemia cells in the blood to an accuracy of 1 in 10,000 cells. The MRD test enables doctors to decrease or increase the intensity of the treatment according to each child’s needs.

My source is : [1]

Are people happy for me to make this change? Do you have any advice or feedback on this? JNevil (talk) 11:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

You need to summary it in your own words. Also would recommended a better quality secondary source per WP:MEDRS. Pubmed can be useful to help find review articles from the last 5 years. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 10:16, 12 April 2014 (UTC)


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