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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Online info: Go to www.Lls.Org ; or www.Cancer.Gov for more information.
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Dr. Scott Diede
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See links...: The national cancer institute provides nice overviews of all cancers, including leukemia. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/adulttreatme ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Yes.: There are many forms of leukemia. Some are "acute" and present quickly. These can be serious / fatal without treatment. Other types of leukemia are ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: That is the first step: a blood cell count and from there, if necessary, other related tests.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: Leukemia can usually be detected by examination of blood, however whether annual blood tests are likely to provide early diagnosis is not known. Some ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Generally: Fully developed leukemia can be detected through a blood cell count and examination of peripheral smear. Many patients require bone marrow examinatio ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not always: Leukemia is a cancer of cells within the bone marrow. This often spills into the blood, but not always. If blood tests do not confirm a leukemia dia ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes most likely: Leukemia, although it begins in the bone marrow, will soon affect the peripheral blood causing low hemoglobin(anemia), low platelets and low or high ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
Not necessarily: your leukemia could have developed very recently, and not have been present 5 mos ago. hopefully you're seeing an oncologist for the proper mgmt. good ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Leukemia: Leukemia is associated with fatigue and weakness. The blood gets thick secondary to excessive blood products in serum. Common to have orbital inflamma ... Read More
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