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What are blood-borne cancers called?

What are blood-borne cancers called?

Unclear question: There are no "blood borne" cancers. Cancers affecting blood are called leukemias. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does any one get cancer of the blood?

Does any one get cancer of the blood?

The Leukemias: Cancers of the blood cells are commonly known as/called leukemias. There are two main types: lymphocytic and myeloid leukemias, each has several subtypes. There is a unique type called hairy-cell leukemia as well. There are approximately 45000 cases diagnosed each year in the us. Go to the american cancer society website to learn more, if you are interested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can one give blood if one had cancer?

Can one give blood if one had cancer?

Probably: People with simple skin cancers can certainly give blood. The current recommendations for blood donation for people that have had cancer are that they are at least a year disease free or a year disease free from relapse. ...Read more

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Can you give blood if you have had cancer?

Can you give blood if you have had cancer?

Give blood withCA Hx: Not actually a straight forward answer on this one...Needs to be at least a year since youve been treated, no recurrence, no diagnosis of blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma...Unless you had these as a kid and its been 10 years. Check out the american red cross list of conditions that affect donation...It will be the most helpful. Than get out there and donate! ...Read more

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Could you pick up cancer from a cancer blood?

Could you pick up cancer from a cancer blood?

No: I think you are asking if you can contract cancer if you come into contact with blood from someone who has cancer. If this is what you are asking, no. If you are asking if cancer can be detected by blood tests, it is possible, particularly with late stage cancer. Typically these tests are only done in patients with a history of cancer with suspicion for metastases. ...Read more

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How long do you have to lib with cancer of the blood?

How long do you have to lib with cancer of the blood?

U mean live?: Depends on the specific kind of blood cancer. Some are very aggressive and can cause death in a short period of time whereas others can be present for years without the patient even knowing. Best to you. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the name for cancer in the blood?

Help please? What is the name for cancer in the blood?

Leukemia: Leukemia is a type of cancer/malignancy of the blood and bone marrow in which there is an increase of abnormal white blood cells released from the bone marrow into the peripheral / circulating blood. Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of many specific diseases which can be either acute or chronic. Most leukemias are treatable by various forms of chemotherapy. Hope that this helps. ...Read more