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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Imaging would not rule out hematologists malignancies. In the right clinical context, diagnosis may include specialized blood and bone marrow studies.

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Generalized lymphadenopathy is actually more associated with a viral or more of a systemic process. Collagen vascular disease, HIV, CMV, common cold, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No : Monoclonal gammaopathy (not polyclonal gammopathy) is, in some cases, indicative of multiple myeloma (a type of plasma cell malignancy), but polyclona ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma Foundation: Check out the international myeloma foundation web site: <a href="<a href="http://myeloma.Org/main.Action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://myel ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They are too differe: There should be no confusion between these two entities. One is a lymphoma(nodal disease) the other one is a blood cancer that should not affect the l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Completely different: Aml- cancer of pregenitor cells in the bone marrow- called myeloid- is a very agressive and life threatening disease. It needs to be treated right awa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Type of cell : Lymphoid and myeloid reference the cell type involved in the leukemia. There are different cell types within the lymphoid and within the myeloid grou ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very serious disease: It is a type of acute leukemia- a cancer of white blood cells. It is very serious and life threatening. There are different types of aml. Prognosis wi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
No: It occasionally occurs in families but this is quite rare. This always brings up the question if it is hereditary or more environmentally related.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Types of cells: White blood cells are different with different mechanisms to pretect body from infections. Acute myeloid leukemia arise from a type of white cells cal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Myelogenous leukemia involves a different early cell type than lymphocytic leukemia. Both can originate in the bone marrow but the diseases behave dif ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Type of AML: "Myelomonocytic" means that, under the microscope, the abnormal leukemia cells look like a type of white blood cell called a monocyte, or an immature ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. metastatic dise ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is one of the chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoid neoplasms). It is characterized by a progressive accu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not generally...: Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are. Risk in family members is around 2x risk ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
CLL : Cll is a very slow growing type of cancer. Most patients are diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease and more than half of them will live a 12 ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes! AML can kill.: Acute myeloid leukemia can be very aggressive. Generally it is treated at major clinical centers with a lot of expertise in leukemia especially at fir ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Myeloma does not appear to have a genetic predisposition.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by an ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Family, blacks: Old report (2003): myeloma and race: a review of the literature. Benjamin m, reddy s, brawley ow. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12716040 "... Inc ... Read More

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