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Acute leukemia, blood test done, low white blood cells

Hi my sister was diagnosed with Acute leukemia about 5 weeks ago she is 38 and has had continous intensive treatment since then with kimo nearly every day. Is the survival rate good as they keep doing blood tests and her white blood cells initially were 240,000 where they were meant to be 10,000 and from what i have heard her latest test now said she has 0 white blood cells.... Is that a bad sign.. Thanks TC
Asked On : Thu, 24 May 2012
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Generally speaking, there are at least 2 types of acute leukemia, with different survival rates.
Having said that, it is a good thing that the count has dropped from 240,000 to "0" white blood cells; though it is more important to ask your Dr. if she is in remission (i.e. if the abnormal cells are no longer present in the marrow).
So, be not alarmed, as regular blood tests are the ways the hematologist can monitor her ailment.
I wish her speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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