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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Blood cell cancer: Leukemia is cancer of one of the bone marrow cells. The cells start growing quickly and either enter the blood stream where they are first detected or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Anyone but rarely: Leukemia, although frightening, is a rare disease. Outside of children, many adults do die from the acute disease although this is not the case with t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia cause: We don't know for sure. Leukemia develops as the consequence of a series of genetic changes in blood cell offsprings. These changes alter normal growt ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy or ...: It depends on the type of leukemia. Some leukemias can be cured with chemotherapy.. Some types of leukemia can only be cured with a stem cell transp ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Taste changes: When you are not feeling well ( having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of tast ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiatio ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No such condition!: Leukemia by definition is a name given to blood cancer. But there are at least 4 separate types of Leukemias, broadly classified as Acute Leukemias(a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Usually just happens: Leukemia is actually a rare disease, but because it is so devastating, those few cases make us much more aware of it. You can not catch leukemia from ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
CBCj, flow cytometry: Leukemia is suspected when abnormal cells our found in the blood, or when blood counts are very low. The first test is the CBC (complete blood count) ... Read More
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