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Old 04-04-2011
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Help Treatment of ALL Confusion

I swear as the exam draws nearer I'm confusing myself with the dumbest of things, and its making me mad that the easiest of things i confuse myself in....

ok going over my FA Anticancer drugs i found that I had written ALL as a clinical use for MTX, 6-MP.....and 6-Thioguanine as used in Acute Lymphoid Leukemia

now here's the dumb question....I decided to clear my doubts so i had a quick look at Lippincott, for MTX it says Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, for 6-MP it says Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and for 6-TG it says Acute NONlymphocytic leukemia.....

Now here's where I'm confused.....I'm thinking lymphoblastic and lymphocytic are the same ALL....please correct me if i'm wrong, and where the hell is Acute Non lymphocytic leukemia? isn't acute lymphoid leukemia the same thing as ALL? whats going on here!

the dumbest easiest things are where i feel like slapping myself! please help me out, i need to clarify this ASAP so i can move on (I'm one of those ppl who gets stuck in a rut to find out something i don't know or understand)

Thanks guys once again!
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I think you are wasting your time on unnecessary or low yield stuff that is not tested on the exam. What you have to know regarding the ALL and anti-cancer drug are:

Know the MOA of the Drugs (MTX, 6-MP and 6-Thioguanine)
know the receptors that the tx is target for...
know the side effect of the drug

Know the gene involve in Leukemia
know the translocations
know the peripheral smear (how its look like on a slide)
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