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Can I Get Leukemia If My Father Has It

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Oncologist: Many leukemias in the elderly are easily treatable with medications. If he is not under the care of an oncologist then that is what you need to do for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
26 years experience Medical Oncology
No such thing: There is no such condition called pre leukemia. Need to ensure diagnosis is well established prior to beginning any treatment.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Leukemia: There are many types of leukemias. In general acute leukemia present quickly and have a rapid course, some can be deadly within months. Chronic leuk ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Dana Farber: In boston, the dana farber institute attracts some of the best oncologists. You can get information about their hematologic malignancies program at 61 ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Coincidence: Acute myelogenous leukemia is seldom a familial disease. I would not be at all concerned. The one known gene is ataxia-telangiectasia carrier state, a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hairy Cell: Leukemia can be a slowly changing process, and may not require specific treatment. Talk to the heart doctor and the blood doctor and see what they con ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: Lab tests are seldom an indicator of anything unless examined in the context of a clinical presentation. You do not say what form of kidney disease yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Assuming these are your numbers and not your dad's. Remember that for a diagnosis of leukemia you should have symptoms consistent with it and the morp ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
It is possible...: Familial cases of erythroleukemia (m6) have been described. M6 itself is relatively rare, and familial cases even more rare. Usually, m6 develops in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Genetic counseling: Hi tiffany, sorry to hear ab what you/your family went through. You need to see a genetic counselor. Most large cancer centers have one. They will ... Read More

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