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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow exam: The basic tests include blood review, flow cytometry but the definitive test is a bone marrow biopsy which gives the detailed information about type a ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
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Specializes in Pathology
See below...: A blood test (cbc with morphology) is usually the initial test when a diagnosis of leukemia is suspected. Afterwards, the studies that are necessary ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several: Fatigue, fever, easy bruising, infection are some of the symptoms of acute leukemia. Having any of these symptoms, however, does not mean that someone ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a Blood Cancer: Acute leukemia is a virulent and rapidly progressive blood cancer which can be detected with a blood test. There are two types of Acute leukemia, base ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Depends on the type, cytogenetic profiles, age, overall condition, preference. In general, combination of systemic chemo plus minus biological therap ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Assemble a good team: What type of leukemia you have will guide your therapy. In adults the chronic, slow growing lymphoid or myeloid leukemias are common, as are the very ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. The primary disorder is in the bone marrow. Leukemia usually causes high white blood cells count with ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: If you have been discovered to have an anemia, and you are concerned it is leukemia, do not wait another day -- ask your physician whether abnormal ce ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Acute leukemia: Acute leukemia is diagnosed by looking at the complete blood count (cbc), peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, flow cytometry, a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Survival rates....: In adults are not as good as they are in children, but they are improving with time. Indeed, many young adults are treated on pediatric protocols and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known r ... Read More
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