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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 70

Which of the following types of leukemia carries the best prognosis?
    A. Basophilic leukemia
    B. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    C. Acute myelogenous leukemia
    D. Eosinophilic leukemia

Correct Answer: B. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Option B: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which accounts for more than 85% of all childhood cases, carries the best prognosis compared to adults. Survival rate depends on the person’s age or white blood cell count at time of diagnosis and individuals with cell subtypes such as pre-B also considered to have a higher survival rate than those with mature B-cell leukemia.

Options A and D: Basophilic and eosinophilic leukemia are named for the specific cells involved. These are much rarer and carry a poorer prognosis.
Option C: Acute myelogenous leukemia, with several subtypes, accounts for most of the other leukemias affecting children.

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