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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Biopsy: (see similar question/answer). Most (all?) cancers need a biopsy to be definitively diagnosed. Tests such as imaging (eg, pelvic ultrasound) or labora... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Need evaluation: High PLT and WBC can be from cancer or inflammation (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, etc). I'm not sure what "leukemia blood test" i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Hodgkin lymphoma: Lymph node pain from alcohol is a "classic" (but uncommon) symptom in hodgkin's lymphoma. It doesn't prove that any cancer or lymphoma is present, but... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Nonspecific: Ovarian cancer in early stages may have no symptoms. Later stages may include ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and nonspecific pain/bloating/gi symptoms... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) is broad. It may be a lipoma. See your physician to investigate.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
1% : 1% of all cancers. 2nd most common hematologic malignancy. A great nci snapshot link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/snapshots/myeloma.P... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Bleeding: Hematuria is blood in the urine. It is caused from bleeding somewhere in the genitourinary (gu) tract. That could be in the kidneys (eg kidney cancer ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Elev WBC: The answer depends on the etiology of the prolonged elevation in white blood cells (WBC) = leukocytosis. Elevated lymphocytes may be cll. Rai stage 0 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Normal range?: More information is needed including the "normal range" of the tests. Why were the tests ordered? However the elevated aptt corrects with mixing with ... Read More
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