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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/No: Bone marrow biopsy can be done in anyone provided there is a good reason to do so and it has possibility of giving useful information. Leukemia is bes ... Read More
Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes- if indicated: If your team feels it is indicated they can usually do a biopsy unless you have another bleeding disorder.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Blood work etc: You would need at least- blood work. Imaging scan for abdomen would be needed in certain chronic leukemia ( cml) to evaluate spleen or if there is o ... Read More
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
FCM: Flowcytometry from a blood sample is the standard test to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic mylogenous leukemia can also be diagnosed fro ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Usually sporadic: CML is associated with a known genetic abnormality (t(9;22) - otherwise known as the philadelphia chromosome). It is not known what in the environment ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Wiernik
56 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excess ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
50% are asymptomatic: About half of patients with chronic leukemia have no symptoms and are discovered on a routine CBC (complete blood count) usually obtained for some oth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Seeger
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Visit med onc doctor: The best approach is to meet with a medical oncologist with experience and discuss the treatment options when the diagnosis is confirmed. There are s ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chonic leukemia: Chronic leukemia in general can be divided in to chronic lymphocyic leukemia (cll) or chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).. Boh are usually in adult. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on type: Treatment will depend on type of chronic leukemia--cml vs cll. For cll, the treatment will be indicated only if symptomatic or there is indication to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chronic leukemia: 2 big groups of chronic leukemia are- chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). The chance of beating CML is very good as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various : Acute leukemia can lead to symptoms (bleeding, fever, infection, weakness) very quickly and requires treatment soon to avoid serious consequences incl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type of chronic leukemia. One could live for decades with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Visit this site for info on CLL: https://www ... Read More

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