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how does leukemia spread

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
While : While pet imaging is commonly used for staging and restaging of lymphoma, pet imaging is not in widespread clinical use in the diagnosis or staging of ... Read More

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: Intestinal cancer can be followed by some blood tests, but not those typically used for hematologic cancers such as lymphoma. Hope this helps!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable bladder met: CLL usually remains dormant for long periods. Ive had several patients with bladder Ca with mets to brain. Prior to treatment of the primary bladder ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This is a request: for diagnostic assessment of signs and symptoms. You wrote in the general health education portion of Health Tap. We can't diagnose or treat you.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
It doesn't: Leukemia is a disease that affects the bone marrow and, thus, the blood. Since the bone marrow is in most bones and the malignant cells are in the blo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread loc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many ways: Tularemia (named for tulare county ca, where discovered), can be acquired by direct contact with animals which carry it (rabbits, wild rodents, beaver ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Close contact: Close contact.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another perso ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Ticks: It is spread through being bitten by infected ticks.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
IT DEPENDS: It depends on the type of cancer and and the part of body is effected by it some cancers spread very fast and others are slow in their spread to othe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Aerosolized: Aerosolized droplets or rarely infected skin lesions..This is a rare disease because of excellent vaccination outreach.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Poor hygiene: The story of "typhoid mary" is the classic first example of epidemiology at work.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Very: Meningococcal meningitis is usually transmitted by airborne droplets. Isolation with masks, gloves and gowns are required for contact with infected pa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spread of Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets ... Read More
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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Untreated mastoiditis can spread to the brain leading to meningitis or brain abcess which can be fatal. The specialty of ENT was created prior to the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Body fluids: Mostly from sexual intercourse and from contact with infected blood products.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very variable: This varies with cancer type and route of spread among other factors. At the time of diagnosis, small cell lung cancer is more often already spread to ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Local, blood, lymph: Cancer spreads three ways: by directly invading surrounding organs and tissues, or through the lymph nodes and blood vessels to distant organs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
May not spread: Pyelonephritis is not known to spread from person to person usually.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Relatively quickly.: Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Salmonella : Salmonella is usually spread by eating food which is contaminated by the feces of other animals. They can be any kind of food, but usually meat, milk, ... Read More

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