Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what is luekimia

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience 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
13
13 thanks
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer: Camcer of blood cells or bone marrow.
1
1 thank
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Blood cancer: Generally speaking, leukemia is a form of cancer, more specifically a cancer that usually originates in the bone marrow and then spreads into the bloo ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience 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
10
10 thanks
Dr. James Ball
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
See below: Leukemia can occur at any age. Environmental risk factors for developing leukemia include exposure to radiation, chemotherapy, certain chemicals (benz ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Anyone...: can get leukemia. Rarely some individuals might inherit a familial disposition, and a few occupational exposures may increase risk (radiation or benze ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience 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
4
4 thanks
Dr. Zartash Gul
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No one knows: There are associations like benzene but no known causative factors
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience 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
5
5 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience 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
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience 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
7
7 thanks
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience 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
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience 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
3
3 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience 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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
24/7 visits
$15 per month