Leukemia - Eosinophilic: Stages

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 06/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors usually describe the growth or spread of most cancers, called the stage, and how this differs for eosinophilic leukemia. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Generally, staging is a way of describing where a cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other parts of the body. Unlike most solid tumors, eosinophilic leukemia does not have a formal staging system. However, doctors still use diagnostic tests, such as those discussed in the Diagnosis section, to evaluate eosinophilic leukemia to help decide what kind of treatment is best and predict your prognosis, which is the chance of recovery.

Regular blood tests are the main ways to monitor a person’s recovery from eosinophilic leukemia, including any symptoms related to the disease and the number of immature cells in the bone marrow. Talk with your doctor for more details on how your specific type of leukemia will be evaluated.

The next section helps explain the treatment options for this type of leukemia. Use the menu on the side of your screen to select Treatment Options, or you can select another section, to continue reading this guide.