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Hassan El Hajj

The psychosocial issues of the terminally ill cancer patients

People who are diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness, such as cancer, experience many changes in their lives. These include physical, psychosocial and spiritual changes. Initially, cancer patients undergo different kinds of treatments and procedures aiming to cure their disease or prolong their lives, but once their disease progresses and treatment options are exhausted, …

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Questions to ask your doctor

After being diagnosed with AML, you may have several questions regarding your disease, treatment or outcome. You should discuss these questions with your doctor. Examples of questions patients commonly ask include: What type of AML do I have? What is the percentage of people with my type of cancer who are still alive 5 years …

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Follow-up after treatment

Once you have completed post-remission therapy, you will need long-term monitoring (also called “surveillance”) so that if leukemia comes back (“relapse”), it can be detected early on and treated. A relapse is most likely to occur within the first 2 years following induction chemotherapy and becomes less common later on. Because of this, your doctor …

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Treatment

The goal of AML treatment is to kill all the leukemia cells, which would allow the bone marrow to function properly again and produce normal blood cells. Usually, treatment for AML needs to be started as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed. Any delay in initiating treatment can put someone at risk of dying or …

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