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ICD-10 code: C94.8

Chapter: Neoplasms

Other specified leukemias: What you need to know

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It is a complex disease that has many different types and subtypes. One of these subtypes is known as "other specified leukemias."

Other specified leukemias are a group of leukemias that do not fit into the more common categories of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), or chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). These leukemias are still rare, but they can develop in both children and adults.

  1. What are the symptoms of other specified leukemias?
  2. The symptoms of other specified leukemias can vary depending on the type of leukemia and the person affected. Some common symptoms include:

    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever
    • Night sweats
    • Bruising or bleeding easily
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Abdominal pain or swelling
  3. How are other specified leukemias diagnosed?
  4. Other specified leukemias are diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, bone marrow biopsies, and imaging tests. A doctor may also order additional tests to determine the specific type of leukemia and how advanced it is.

  5. What are the treatment options for other specified leukemias?
  6. The treatment for other specified leukemias will depend on the type and stage of the disease. Treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation, or targeted therapy. Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best for your individual needs.

  7. What is the outlook for people with other specified leukemias?
  8. The outlook for people with other specified leukemias can vary depending on the type and stage of the disease. Some people may respond well to treatment and go into remission, while others may have a more aggressive form of the disease that is more difficult to treat. Your doctor can give you a better idea of what to expect based on your individual case.

If you have symptoms of leukemia or have been diagnosed with other specified leukemias, it is important to work closely with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. With the right treatment and care, many people with leukemia are able to live full and healthy lives.