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Acute promyelocytic leukemia


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acute myeloblastic leukemia type 3
  • Acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12);(PML/RARalpha) and variants
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  • My husband passed away rather suddenly from APL in 2009. I was reading that the translocation occurs after conception. I have two young boys and although I know it is not inherited, I would like to know if there is a way to test if the translocation has occurred. Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia 5 years ago. I have relapsed two times and have been on arsenic treatment since September 2010. My doctors don't know how to continue with my treatment as arsenic is not a controlled drug in Ireland. Can you provide me with information about treatment for this condition? Click here for answer

  • How many people have acute promyelocytic leukemia? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute myeloblastic leukemia type 3
  • Acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12);(PML/RARalpha) and variants
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.