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Suffering from chronic myelogenous leukemia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is there a permanent cure for CML? A very close friend of mine has been detected with CML in the very initial stage He is 38yrs of age
Doctor :   CML has a better prognosis
User :   can a person having imanitib consume alcohol
User :   what do you mean by prognosis?
Doctor :   The further outlook of the disease is good
User :   he has been asked to do a Bone Marrow Biopsy
Doctor :   Alcohol does not go well with Imatinib
User :   what are the precautions he needs to take
Doctor :   Personal hygiene
User :   what are the chances of complete cure
Doctor :   Good Immunity
Doctor :   Regular medication
Doctor :   Balanced Nutrition
Doctor :   The chances of recovery depends on different factors
Doctor :   1) Age
Doctor :   2) The blood cell called Blasts , how many are there
Doctor :   3) How large is the spleen enlarged
Doctor :   4) THe general health
Doctor :   Since the age, is middle and it is detected early these are favourable
Doctor :   Now treatment is given to reduce the number of blasts
Doctor :   cells in the blood
Doctor :   There are specialized centres in the world just for Hemato Oncology
Doctor :   There is a test that is done by Cytogenetic analysis
Doctor :   called Ph Chromosome
Doctor :   Its presence also alters the outcome
User :   what does that determine?
User :   Can he continue smoking?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   He cannot smoke
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   what are the other major do's & dont's in CML
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes Dr
User :   what are the mojor do's and dont's in CML
Doctor :   No smoking and Alcohol
Doctor :   Good Nutrition
Doctor :   and Timely treatment
User :   thank you so much Dr
Doctor :   Since the patient is on chemotherpay
Doctor :   there may be some side effects
Doctor :   hence patient should receive prior psychotherapy
User :   is Imatinib a form of Chemotheraphy?
Doctor :   in the form of counselling and education
Doctor :   Yes
User :   is there any precaution to be taken while travelling or visiting crowded public places?
Doctor :   Infections
Doctor :   are common in public places
Doctor :   Hence good to have bottled water, have hot food, cover nose and mouth
User :   May I know your good name Dr and where is it that you practise
User :   what other complications can CMl cause?
Doctor :   Abdominal pain, night sweats
User :   it has been nice to have chatted with you sir
User :   thank you very much for your valueable advice
Doctor :   Pleasure here
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   is there any advise in particular you would like to give the patient?
Doctor :   Mentally strong
User :   are you and oncologist sir?
Doctor :   Holistic therapy with Yoga, Meditation
Doctor :   I am a General Physician
User :   thank you so much sir
User :   appreciate your advise
Doctor :   Bye for now
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