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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: Hairy cell leukemia is a relatively rare type of blood cancer that arises from lymphocytes. It is extremely responsive to treatment. Altough probabl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not in kids: Hairy cell leukemia is not a disease in children. It is a very rare disease in adults-only 600-800 cases/ year in usa- and the median age is 52 year-o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hcl diagnosis: Clinical history and examination as well as simple blood work will reveal evidence of pancytopenia ( low white blood cell, red blood and platelet leve ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fatigue: Hairy cell leukemia is a very rare disorder. It is diagnosed, usually, when a person presents with severe fatigue, and anemia is detected. A large spl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allyson Ocean
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Michael's Mission: Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No.: In some types of malignancies, white blood cell counts may increase (especially in blood malignancies like leukemia). Many solid tumors (like colon c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Reason for doing it: What was the reason you got this done. In all patients we don't do T cell count, Immunoglobulin level estimation etc. What were your symptoms. Based o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
THC = ?: If you are asking if a test for sickle cell disease will also detect the active ingredient in marijuana (thc), the answer is no. If this is not your q ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You need follow up care additional investigation like colonoscopy , CT scan , additional good tests including CEA levels
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What is the cause: You need to go to see a hematologist to help you find out what is going on. There are so many things that can give you the problems. Blood works and b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Felty syndrome: Get your doc to ask hematologist to do clonality test on blood large granular lymphs by flow cytometry and gene clonality rearrangement
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hope this helps.: Hcl is caused by the abnormal growth of b cells. The cells look "hairy" under the microscope because they have fine projections coming from their surf ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection: infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture pr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See dermatologist: How do you know the monoclonal T cell status? This suggests mycosis fungoides. I recommend that you see a dermatologist.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Dental evaluation: Assuming all systemic causes for infection have been checked into, i would see a dentist to make sure there is no evidence chronic gingivitis or other ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Recheck counts: Your WBC count is high. Common cause would be an infection which will often also cause Fever. if you feel well, then it can be a lab error. Therefore ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, : No, this does not necessarily indicate that your bone marrow is not producing enough red blood cells. You have had a complete workup it sounds like. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
CBC Results: If you can send us the complete blood count (CBC) report which includes Hb, WBC, Platelet counts done from 2 different dates, we can tell you if there ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Still not well known: This is a newly recognized entity, so there is not much known about it. It is likely a precursor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia(cll) which as you kn ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Liver fibrosis: You describe a serious condition that should be treated in hopes of delaying or preventing progression to complete cirrhosis. Don't neglect this!
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A 53-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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes it is safe: The risk for the injection should not be increased.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Hypochromic microcitic anemia is most likely due to iron deficiency, but if there is significant poikilocytosis other causes are possible. Your doc ma ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: And yes. CBC often normal in lymphoma and never normal in leukemia.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
4,000-10,000: The normal range for WBC is 4, 000 - 10, 000. Sometimes, depending on the type of leukemia and treatment given, the WBC might be lower than the norma ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be a long time: Prior to cladribine, this leukemia had a low survival. Now patients can have a long disease free interval. Seer 5 year survival is 92%. Hope this h ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somew ... Read More
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