Hemat - Leukemias
what is leukemia?
clonal disorders of early homatopoietic stem cells
loose ability to differentiate, but can replicate
initial treatment for leukemia?
induction phase - all hematopoesis is arrested with high dose chemo. . /
patients are susceptible to infection at this stage.
what is used to shorten periods in the neutropenic state?
myeloid growth factor
once remission achieved what is the net step?
consilidation therapy--->prolong survival