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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more


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Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Depends on the cause: Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including medication side effects, hormonal imbalance, street drugs and alcohol, liver failure and cirrhosis, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, tumors (pituitary, adrenal, testes), hypogonadism (low testosterone), malnutrition...The recommendations depend on the cause. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

There Are None: This is a complex behavior & we must start by trying to understand where it is coming from. I presume you are talking about a child who is bullying another. I would want to know if that child is the subject of some mistreatment. Does s/he live in a chaotic household? Do his/her parents condone aggressive behaviors towards others? As w/many behavioral issues, we must strive to understand first. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Drain,antibiotics: The treatment af any abcess regardless of location is drainage and IV antibiotics. Lung abcess sometimes drain into the tracheobronchial tree, sometimes spontaneously drain into the pleura thus causing empyema others require surgical drainage. This is a very serious complication of pneumonia. See your thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Yes: You need to see an asthma or pulmonary specialist for specific treatment. Every patient is different and need to be treated individually. What works for one patient might not work for another. This disorder can be well-controlled with simple therapy but the occasional exacerbation does happen and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua ) cartilage grafts , from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating discoid lupus?

Are there official recommendations for treating discoid lupus?

Yes: You already know to stay out of the sun / use sunblock / broad brim hat. You probably have a fluorinated glucocorticoid -- a little can go a long way. Some physicians will try oral antimalarials for discoid lupus. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating amniotic infection?

Are there official recommendations for treating amniotic infection?

Usually delivery: An amniotic infection will most often result in spontaneous labor and delivery. When labor does not happen spontaneouly, the usual management is to induce labor or proceed with a cesarean delivery, if cesarean delivery is indicated. In either case (labor or cesarean), antibiotics would be initiated and very likely continued well after delivery for both the mom and the baby. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

Yes: They vary by age of patient and severity of illness, but they always include antibiotics, almost always a spinal tap, and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Evaluate cause: Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating angelman syndrome?

Are there official recommendations for treating angelman syndrome?

Suggestions: A complete list of medical, therapeutic & educational treatments & supports is found on www.Angelman.Org. A parent can fill in their demographics & their child's genetic findings from fish test of chr 15 or cgh, +/- methylation to receive support & suggestions. Or they can call 617-726-6540, the angelman syndrome clinic at mass. General in boston. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating ebstein anomaly?

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Are there official recommendations for treating ebstein anomaly?

Cardilogist: I am not a cardiologist, so i will like to see some input from a cardiologist regarding this. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cystic fibrosis?

Are there official recommendations for treating cystic fibrosis?

CF center: The usual suggestion for those with CF is to get treated at a CF center (a center accredited by the CF foundation) that has a multidisciplinary clinic. Nutrition, exercise, pulmonary toilet, and medications vary by age, lung function, and other problems and should be individualized. http://www.cff.org/livingwithcf/carecenternetwork/cffoundation-accreditedcarecenters/ can help you find one. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating pleural effusion?

Are there official recommendations for treating pleural effusion?

Drainage: Pleural effusions that cause symptoms can be drained either with needle aspiration (thoracentesis), with catheter drainage (pgitail), or with tube drainage (chest tube) ... Recurrent pleural effusions can be treated with indwelling pleurx catheter, especially if the lung is trapped and will not re-expand as in malignant effusion, or with thoracoscopic pleurodesis. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating brain and spinal infections?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain and spinal infections?

Exam, size, location: Brain and spinal infections often contradict the long-standing surgical belief that infections always need to be drained. In both cases, some infections will benefit from drainage and this is typically done in conjunction with the sampling of the infection to diagnose the particular pathogen. The decision is based on the location and on the amount of volume. Antibiotics is the longterm solution. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Reduction: Depends on the invovled joint. Reduction of the dislocated joint is an emergency. Seek medical or er advice. After reduction, the treatment options can varying based on the involved joint. These can range from immobilization to physical therapy to surgery. The goal is to minimize the risk of recurrence and regain near full joint function. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Yes: Nccn, a nationaly recognized organization publishes guidlines for the treatments of all malignancies including mds. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating leukemia?

Yes: Check nccn.Org, they have guidlines for multiple cancer types including all types of leukemia. ...Read more

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What recommendation could you give a family that is struggling with a diagnosis of leukemia in their youngest?

What recommendation could you give a family that is struggling with a diagnosis of leukemia in their youngest?

Ask lots of: Questions. Get the specifics on the diagnosis as there are many subtypes of leukemia. Ask the hard questions on prognosis. Understand the treatment plan. Start a diary of significant events, results and how the plan evolves. ...Read more

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What is leukemia?

What is leukemia?

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 blood. There are many different types and subtypes with their own particularities. ...Read more

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Who gets leukemia?

Who gets leukemia?

Anyone...: can get leukemia. Rarely some individuals might inherit a familial disposition, and a few occupational exposures may increase risk (radiation or benzene exposure). More often it occurs from a series of random mutations that happens by bad luck in a single bone marrow stem cell. These mutations causes it to increase in number dramatically, pushing out healthy cells, but leaves them under developed. ...Read more

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What causes leukemia?

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What causes leukemia?

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 growth and differentiation of the cells, resulting in an accumulation of abnormal, immature blood cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Exposure to chemicals, radiation, tobacco, or chemotherapy, infection, etc have been associated with leukemia. ...Read more

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Is leukemia terminal?

Is leukemia terminal?

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 cancer center where you can find experienced leukemia specialists especially if it is an acute leukemia(as opposed to chronic leukemias which are less serious and easier to treat). ...Read more

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How is leukemia cured?

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 transplant. ...Read more

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Leukemia taste changes?

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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 taste ( dysgeusia) can be also caused by other things like drugs- eg. Antibiotics, asthma treatment, chemotherapy, zinc deficiency etc. ...Read more

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How is leukemia treated?

Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiation is used alone or in addition to drugs depending on the type and stage of cancer. This is a discussion you will have with your cancer team during which you should have ample opportunity to ask questions. Take a pad and paper with you. ...Read more

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What is benign leukemia?

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 very serious disease requiring immediate treatment) and Chronic Leukemias(which are slowly growing Cancers and have a much better prognosis as people with Chronic leukemia can survive for many years...some of these patients are cured with medicines. ...Read more

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How can you get leukemia?

Leukemia : Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia. ...Read more

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What tests show leukemia?

What tests show leukemia?

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). If abnormal cells are in the blood, they can be identified by flow cytometry, which analyzes compounds on the surface of blood cells. The definitive test otherwise is a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, usually taken from the pelvic bone. ...Read more

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How can leukemia start off?

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 to accept it., just like any other serious illness. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose leukemia?

Blood or bone marrow: Typically this s diagnosed by a bone marrow test. In the marrow will be the abnormal proliferation of cells of the same type. At times, these cells in the can "spill" into the blood. When this occurs, the leukemia s diagnosed on blood tests. Even when noticed in the blood, a marrow test is usually performed as well. ...Read more

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Are there stages of leukemia?

See below...: Yes, a staging system is used for many types of cancer including leukemia; however, the factors involved are numerous and staging also depends heavily on the specific type of leukemia. Therefore, the staging for each particular case should be performed under the guidance of a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of leukemia?

What are symptoms of leukemia?

Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Why did my child get leukemia?

Why did my child get leukemia?

No one knows: Only in rare circumstances do we actually know the cause. Those times would be if the child was previously treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, if there is a known genetic problem like down's syndrome or in a few families where it may be hereditary. Exposures, foods, cellphones, high voltage transmission towers, etc have not been proven to increase the risk of getting leukemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about leukemia?

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 of the patient, previous state of health, genetic abnormalities, and many other factors. The initial signs and symptoms may be very nonspecific and therefore, if a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with a physician is recommended. ...Read more

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How is leukemia found/diagnosed?

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How is leukemia found/diagnosed?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists the diagnosis is confirmed with blood and bone marrow tests. ...Read more

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