Leukemia Expert Forum
statistics on overall survival
About This Forum:

Questions in the Leukemia forum are being answered by medical professionals and experts. This forum is for questions and support regarding all Leukemia and Lymphoma issues such as ALL, AML, CLL, CML, SLL, anemia, biopsy, bone pain, chemotherapy, Hodgkins Lymphoma, monoclonal antibody therapy, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, stem cell transplant , swelling, vaccine therapy, weakness and weight loss.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

statistics on overall survival

Dear Sir,
      Could you give me the median survival in elderly,over 60 acute lymphoblastic leukemia?I am getting different data while researching on internet.Also,I need to know overall survival in this group in early 80's.I have tried many sites and can not seem to find data for back then.Any help you can give would be appreciated.
                                                                      Sincerely,
                                                                         ***@****                                                  
Related Discussions
1425473_tn?1282914894
Dear Ken59,

I posted an answer to this question - but specifically to your question about the early 1980s, I don't believe that the median or overall survival for this age group have changed significantly in the last couple decades.  

My posted answer to your previously posted question:

" The question for median survival for any cancer is not as straightforward to answer as one would expect.  This is because many factors contribute to any “median” number – including various patient characteristics, disease characteristics, and type of treatment received.

For all adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the 3-year overall survival is approximately 30-40%.  For patients who are over the age of 60, the 3-year overall survival is <15% and median overall survival in this age group being less than 7 months.   (consistent with several reports, and I would recommend this article - Larson R, Management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in older patients, Semin Hematol. 2006 Apr;43(2):126-33).

Another helpful resource is the National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results(SEER) site:  http://seer.cancer.gov.  Here, you can see statistics on many different types of cancers."

Thank you for your question.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank