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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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Does cancer always show up in the blood?

Does cancer always show up in the blood?

No: It depends to type of cancer, most tumor cancer in first stage don, t involved the blood until they progress to stage 3-4, but leukemia presented with blood involvement. ...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 you've 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

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Is it possible for you to give blood if you have cancer?

Is it possible for you to give blood if you have cancer?

Not for five years: You can't give blood if you are actively in treatment for cancer, or if you are within 5 years of being cancer-free. But after 5 years, you can usually donate blood. Sometimes this depends on the type of cancer, and of course, whether you have anemia as a result of treatment. In that case, they won't take your blood because you need it more! ...Read more

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Couging up blood by a perso with stage four colan cancer?

Couging up blood by a perso with stage four colan cancer?

Call your oncologist: Depending on the patient's current treatment, hemoptysis could be due many things, including an infection like pneumonia or, more worrisome, cancer spreading to the lungs. ...Read more

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My grandfather has a low blood countcould he have cancer?

My grandfather has a low blood countcould he have cancer?

Possibly??: A low blood count could mean cancer due to blood loss from the colon. Other cancers can cause a low count. Since you are 41, I presume that he is in the late 70's or possibly older. There are a large list of other things that can be associated with low blood count such as kidney, heart liver disease.
An evaluation is in order. Cancer is not first on the list. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the name for cancer in the blood?

Could you tell me what is the name for cancer in the blood?

Leukemia.: Malignancies derived from blood forming cells are generally called 'leukemia' or 'lymphoma'. These can be either acute or chronic and can range from immediately life threatening illnesses to low grade processes that can smolder for years to even decades. There are many types of leukemia and each is a unique disease state. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get cancer by getting blood from someone with cancer?

No.: We are at the threshold of being able to find cancer cells in a patient's blood stream, and these methods seem to indicate that when you see this finding, outlook is less favorable. If cancer cells are in a donatde unit, they contain hla antigens. The blood is matched for ABO and rh antigen, but not hla, so your immune system would reject the cancer cell. No repoprted case ever. ...Read more

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If none of my blood relatives have ever had cancer does that mean I won't get cancer?

If none of my blood relatives have ever had cancer does that mean I won't get cancer?

No: While family history is an important risk factor for many cancers, it is not a requirement. Most cancer patients have no family history. Live healthy and get the proper screenings. ...Read more

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Blood when pooing going more 3 times a day been going on for 4 days dosent want food he has postrate cancer very worried?

Depends: Symptoms can be related to many things - please have patient be evaluated by his doctor immediately. Also in the mean, please make sure adequate hydration is given. ...Read more

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What causes blood cancers?

What causes blood cancers?

Mutations: Damage to blood stem cells cause mutations which lead to development of blood cancers. Known causes of damage are radiation, chemicals (e.g. Benzene) or viruses (htlv, ebv, etc). In many cases the causes are unknown. ...Read more

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What blood cancer is actually?

What blood cancer is actually?

See below: Blood cancer is the common/lay term for leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and the types vary between children and adults. Leukemias in children are more curable. Leukemias usually affect white blood cells but can affect red cells and platelets also. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read more

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