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High rdw leukemia

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 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 45 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
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Dr. Noah Federman
20 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Not so fast: Diagnosis of leukemia is not that easy! Get a full check up by a hematologist!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 50 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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
59 years experience
No: You would see ordinarily leukemics to have counts greater than 20, 000.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Hi BUN+leukemia : This can be due to enhanced tissue breakdown (catabolic state) caused by specific anti-leukemeic therapy. Glucocorticoid used in some chemo protocols... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Get more information: The white blood cell count alone is not enough to determine if there is leukemia. The type of blood cells that are increased is what is important. Thi... Read More
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