Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:
The age of the patient.
Whether the cancer has spread to the brain or spinal cord.
Whether there are certain changes in the genes, including the Philadelphia chromosome.
Whether the cancer has been treated before or has recurred (come back).
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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