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Leukemia - Eosinophilic

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 5/2013

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 in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.

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.

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.

Information about your specific disease will help the doctor recommend a treatment plan for you. Choose “Next” (below, right) to continue reading about treatment options for eosinophilic leukemia. Or, use the colored boxes located on the right side of your screen to visit any section.

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