Doctor Q&A for Dr. William Hammond

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Recheck in 6 -12 wk: Start with what you had that make your doctor check the wbc. The most common cause of slightly low WBC with a high proportion of lymphs is a viral ill ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes : CML used to be bad, 50% dead in 5 years. Today treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors results in 95% of patients being alive 5 years after diagnosi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggress ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Paget's disease of the breast is a process distinctly separate from paget's disease of bone. The breast disorder is also called erosive adenomatosis, ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lesser Rx possible: The answers by drs. Fung and hoepfner are correct for "standard of care." however, a partial colectomy with sampling of at least 10 nodes could be con ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May prevent cancer: Citronella is a plant essential oil used as an insect repellent and non-specific therapeutic agent in alternative medicine. It is not believed to be a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Range of normals: Platelet volume reference range is the range in size of platelets in a normal population of people. A "reference range" is also called the "range of n ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of corti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Mild acids help: Acid is a requirement for absorption of iron in the duodenum where the majority is absorbed. Mild acids are well known to augment iron absorption, mos ... Read More
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