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what is leukemia and does it have a specific trait associated with it

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Thalassemia: Yes it is quite possible to have both conditions.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
See below: It is first good to know what type of leukemia they have? There are at least 4-5 different types, typically classified as acute leukemia or chronic le ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Blood smear and BM: Examination of blood smear, studies of markers on circulating cells, bone marrow examination by multiple modalties, including flow cytometry and molec ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hematologic cancers: Leukemia and lymphoma are classified as hematologic malignancies. See this site for leukemia: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/leuke ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not common : And I would say non existant, you need to stop worrying and chasing such diagnosis, if you are anxious about it, see a psychiatrist, for own well bein ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Get studied: This site does not offer diagnosis or treatment. Formaldehyde may or may not be an issue. It is one of many breakdown products of alcohol ingestion so ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience in Hematology
Possible: Please repeat your blood count in two weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is a form of bloo: It is a cancer of the blood, so it begins in the bone marrow and spills over into the blood. The cause is not known...An accident of nature is one way ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Very briefly: Leukemia is a form of blood and bone marrow cancer. Some forms can be cured and some not. The outcome depends heavily on the type of leukemia, age o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Usually none: Most leukemia patients have either no skin involvement, or nothing more than bruises or small spots of bleeding under the skin (petechiae). Lumps or ... Read More

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