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I have leukemia but now in remission and i want to know if i can get and piercings or tattoos

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Evaluation needed: Generalized lymph node enlargement in a person with a prior history of hematologic malignancy requires further evaluation. Please see your primary car... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
EVERY CASE: is DIFFERENT and many times when a disease like Leukemia recurs it does as a slightly different type. Besides that consideration COMPLICATIONS of THER... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes it usually does: Hyderea is commonly used to lower the WBC count. But it does not do much to the basic leukemia process. Have you considered a bone marrow transplant a... Read More
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
AML and Hydrea (hydroxyurea): Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can definitely make white cells lower and will help calm down the aml, but it doesn't have the ability to put AML into remission.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Pierce what?: If you are in remission, you may pierce your body parts. However, some piercing are not good for even a fully healthy person. Even though you are an a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
D/w your oncologist: Technically speaking, yes- you can- as long as your white blood cells counts and platelet counts are normal. There is risk for infection and bleedin... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Difficult question: Part of this depends on the type of leukemia: acute or chronic. The standard thought is 5 years for acute leukemia. However, the risk of relapse is si... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Depends on type.: The most common chronic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). With initial treatment with the most aggressive treatments, such as fcr have ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
It depends: It all depends upon the type of leukemia. Leukemia is not one disease and response rates vary according to the type of leukemia.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Need more info: We need to know: what type of Leukemia does he have? In young adults it could be AML or ALL. They have differing prognosis(ALL is more curable). When ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Years: This is a rare entity with a good prognosis. It responds to treatment, but is not completely eliminated.