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does leukemia show in blood test

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 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 male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 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
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why leukemia ???: Rare conditions rarely happen. If you are obsessing about a specific deadly condition you could get a test for it every hour/day/week/month but still ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Fever bleeding: a person gets very sick , yes a blood test will show leukemia
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, most times: A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On ra ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in th ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: WBC fluctuates wildly not just from day to day, but hour to hour.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 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
43 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
48 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
48 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

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