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Dr. Deborah Sculco

Hematology and Oncology
Holtsville, NY
38 years experience female

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I practice in upstate NY. Albany/Amsterdam/ Capitol District area<BR><BR>Love hiking and biking.<BR>Cooking and music for which I play 4 string instruments.

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Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Global decline: Unfortunately nothing specific but notable decline in activity. Sometimes increase sleeping, unable to care for self. Increasing pain like symptoms.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No regrowth?: Hair loss due to chemotherapy should return to your previous state. Are you asking about transplant of hair after chemotherapy in general/.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Agree: Some may require IV iron therapy secondary to poor absorption depending on the type of surgery.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more informatio: Have you had work up with other laboratory testing? Ex. Reticulocyte ct, ldh, total bilirubin?
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been remo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Yes: Could be part of autoimmune complex. Itp, pernious anemia and thyroid dysfunction/hashimoto's thyroiditis.
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
About 2+ years: There many new treatments for prostate cancer and the survivals much improved depending on other health history. Where is fx? May need to see orthop... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No: Vaginal yeast? Mono stat cream/ topical. Some people need anti fungal med. Ex diflucan (fluconazole). Oral candida could use Nystatin swish and swal... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Flu: The flu shot doesn't prevent flu but will lessen severity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more info: Mean platelet volume by it self may not be significant. It is sometimes used with lo platelet count to assess for big large young platelets sometimes... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Could be: However, if persist would seek medical attention to rule out any potentially alternate diagnosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No: Probably not unless you had a gallon.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Know what concerning: We all have lymphocytes. However, hematologist is expert in knowing when to be concerned and if the lymphocytes are abnormal.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Not in and of itself: What is the measure unit you are using? Do you mean 1530 of the total wbc? This neutrophil value is normal.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Nonspecific finding: Could be certain kinds of anemia i.e. Megaloblastic such as seen with B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency. Can also be noted with alcholol use, liv... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Viral or leukemic: Need more detail to know the significance. Could be epstein-barr infection or something more serious. Evaluation with hematolgist is in order.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Sometimes;rare: We do see extranodal lymphoma or lymphoid neoplasm in nonlymphoid tissue. Not the common scenario but is seen.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
She may: There is category of blood disorders referred to has myeloproliferative disorder. Needs work to assess for this. Chronic myelogenous leukemia is als... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No: Unless you have a tapeworm.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
May not be problem: Is the rest of the hemogram normal.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Depends what ordered: The routine blood work may hint clues, but not necessarily. Always alway history and physical exam and other additional testing would help decide.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Any: Potentially any serious type of infection can cause lo platelet ct. Sometimes the antibiotic used to treat the infection can also cause lo platelet c... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Reactive vs. other: Hi segmented neutrophils could be related to infection or medications (steroids use). Pending the values of the other blood cts primary bone marrow d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No always: These should be removed and not left in place but not all adenomatious ployps have signs dysplasia.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Spurious vs real: Need good history. Decrease plasma volume or stress erythrocytosis would be spurious. Secondary causes could include anything associated with tissue... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more info: smoker? Any other history? Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if fe... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Not nescessarily: do you have gel nails put on. Some association with gel nail application and UV lamps.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Hypoproliferative : Iron is needed to make red cells. "baby red cells"/reticulocytes. Reticulocytes % is lo with iron deficiency. When iron is aderded to body reticulo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Most likely: Are you a smoker? Would need more information. This certainly could be muscular or other causes. If persist see MD
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No: This is nonspecific without the rest of the cbc. Sometimes noted with hereditary anemias i.e. Thalassemia. Can also be noted with polycythemia vera.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes. Can fluctuate has normal physiology to keep balance.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need the why: Hi hemoglobulin can be as simple as dehydration or my be related to list of many things. One is smoking. There are also many secondary causes relate... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Ignore: Keep good oral hygiene and wash hands. Avoid crowds when you are at your lowest level.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
No: Risk is related to accumulation of exposure. One would need many more scans to increase risk significant enough.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Yes and no: First the anemia would need a thorough workup. And yes sometimes endocrine/thyroid dysfunction could be the cause of the anemia. Treatment may improv... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sculco is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sculco is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! 1st transfusion (stable until recently). Will try to find out more.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hep C checked. No imaging done.
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Thanks for your quick reply! No i dont have diabetes

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
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