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High rdw leukemia

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Follow-up: There are different types of chronic leukemia that would be approached differently. What is most important is the trend of the blood counts as well a... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not concerned: If these are the only values that are a bit removed from the reference range, i would not be at all concerned, though it might be an alert to mild iro... Read More
Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Highly unlikely: From the limited information provided leukemia or bone cancer would be highly unlikely. Obviously one would need to see a more extended workup to rule... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Not so fast: Diagnosis of leukemia is not that easy! Get a full check up by a hematologist!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
No: First have labs repeated at least 4 weeks from the original ones with MANUAL differential. Make an appointment with your physician for a history and p... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Leukemia is a....: Possibility, but less likely than an inflammatory/infectious process. Among leukemias, an increased number of circulating "mature" granulocytes is a c... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
High: In cancers a normal cell in tissue mutates and rapidly divides forming a solid mass of identical abnormal cells. Leukemia is a blood cancer where the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Possible: Most patients with a leukemia do not have an obvious exposure history. However both radiation and benzene exposure are leukumogenic. If you had sign... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is quite variable: Leukemia is a Cancer which begins inside the bone marrow. A variable number of cancerous white cells spill out into the blood. So the WBC count can be... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
No: You would see ordinarily leukemics to have counts greater than 20, 000.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Absolutely not: You can raise your white count to 20,000 by spending a half hour swimming in cold water. If the cells are normally formed, and the rest of your blood ... Read More

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