Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Thompson

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on the type of leukemia -- eg AML, ALL, CML, CLL, Hairy cell. In Rai stage 0 CLL there are no symptoms. In many others the symptoms can inc ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unclear: It is unclear how this is known to be hereditary. The place to start is meeting with a genetic counselor to understand the family history and any (?) ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
ET: Likely your purple toe was related to ET, but maybe not. 1st have your MD explain how ET was diagnosed and what treatment goals are. That is too diffi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What?: I am not aware of eggs as a "cure" of anemia and weakness. Anemia can be caused by underlying disease/inflammation (ACD/ACI) or nutritional deficienci ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Genentech: I'm not sure what you mean. Genentech created Herceptin® (trastuzumab) -- http://www.gene.com/patients/medicines/herceptin. I haven't encountered gene ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron stores: Ferritin is a measure of iron stores. Low ferritin may be associated with iron-deficiency anemia and low MCV (microcytosis). Ferritin is the best (but ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer 1-2-3: 1) Diagnosis -- confirm, 2) Prognosis (FLIPI) and Stage -- if in GI tract likely stage IV, 3) Treatment -- "depends" on multiple factors. In general F ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
XRT or mAb, etc.: See: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/eye-cancer/conjunctiva.html Treatments for this eye canc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a Urologist: You should see a Urologist and a Medical Oncologist. Much information is needed on imaging and rate of growth and other factors. This won't resolve us ... Read More
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