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Blood Transfusion And Cancer
I am 51 and contantly have a period. I had to have a blood transfusion and have the. Ampolon birth control, it stopped the bleeding for about 3 minths , but now has started again . 3 months now. Had a d and c . I tend to lose big pieces if clots.?
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
No: Transfusions given usually for anemia are usually selected from healthy patients. Even if an unknown malignant situation were present in the donor and there were cancer cells in circulation, implantation in any tissue and tumor growth would not occur. The cells would have to have shed and not just been present in the blood and the recipient would have to have been on immunosuppressive agents. ...Read more
My husband in last stage off liver failure and hep c. He is bleeding out had many blood transfusion,platelets.cancer. how long for test see what stage?
See Hepatologist: Your husband has a serious set of medical problems, end-stage liver failure from hepatitis C complicated by portal hypertension from cirrhosis and liver cancer. I suggest that he see a liver specialist, a hepatologist, to care for his condition and assess options - with a background of alcohol abuse, he might not be a liver transplant candidate but there may be other options. Do this ASAP ...Read more
I dont hve .hep. b from childhood. i got frm blood transfusion during my cancer treatment.i n in immune tolerant phase.can i go to the active phase?
How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx
Today my friend was told she will not go into remission.Dr.Will not do more chemo.Pain meds increased.Blood transfusion.Stage 4 lung cancer, mets.Hope?
Yes and No: Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 to 12 months. That is about all one can do in the present state of cancer treatemnt. Once cancer has progressed despite chemotherapy it is good to seek palliative care/hospice care to help her to go through rest of her life with least bit of sufferin. ...Read more
No.: It's very unlikely. First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative. ...Read more
My grandfather is 93 yr old is having low hgb level 8.7 . Possible some type of cancer going on but will not investigate because at this age will not treat. Is this the end? Doing blood transfusion today should I be preparing for the worst. Was in hospita
Hematologist can hel: Good supportive care is quite effective to maintain the quality of his life. If your current doctor does not take a positive approach seek consultation with a Hematologist(Blood specialist). They should definitely investigate the cause of his Anemia as it may be treatable with medicines which work well for Bone marrow diseases like MDS, common in older age individuals. ...Read more
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