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Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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What are the differences between leukemia and leukopenia?

High vs. Low: Leukemia is a malignancy of the white blood cells, sometimes leading to excessive amounts of these cells in circulation.

Leukopenia is a deficiency or low WBC count.

Sometimes leukemia can present or lead to low WBC counts, but often leukemia is associated with a high WBC count. ...Read more

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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Does wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

Does wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

No: Wilson disease is the genetic disorder cause abnormal cooper metabolism. It usually cause liver and central nervous system abnormality. There is no evidence that wilson disease can cause leukemia or the incidence of leukemia is high in children with wilson disease. ...Read more

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How can wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

How can wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

I doubt it: Wilson's is rare and when two youngsters with it came down with leukemia, there was talk about either the copper overload or the Penicillamine rx possibly being a cause. Wilson's is very serious and I wouldn't worry about an old claim of a link that was first made in 1982 without any real further validation. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me how some cancers are treatable but others are not? For examp. How can 2 forms of leukemia at same stage lead to different prog?

Can you explain to me how some cancers are treatable but others are not? For examp. How can 2 forms of leukemia at same stage lead to different prog?

Cancers: There are umpteenth number of cancers and all of them have different treatment and prognosis. One cancer may behave differently in two individuals. ...Read more

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How often does radiation for one cancer lead to later leukemia?

How often does radiation for one cancer lead to later leukemia?

Infrequant: It is possible to develop cancers (sarcomas, leukemia s etc) years after radiation therapy in very few. This should not be an objection for refusing radiation, the benefits out weight the future complications. The current advanced techniques are minimizing this untoward effect every day. ...Read more

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Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

YES: Leukopenia means low white cell count. It can be associated with various things, which can include: infection (eg., cold/ flu, typhoid, hiv, aids, malaria, tuberculosis, etc), aplastic anemia, cancer (eg, hogkin's lymphoma, leukemia, myelofibrosis, etc.), metabolic deficiencies (eg, copper, zinc and folate (folic acid) deficiencies), or treatment-related (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc). ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Could lupus lead to leukemia?

Need doctor's help! Could lupus lead to leukemia?

Maybe: There is an increased risk of cancer if you have sle. This is especially true for lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d deficiency lead to leukopenia on your blood test?

Does vitamin d deficiency lead to leukopenia on your blood test?

No: Vitamin d defiency has not been among the long list of causes of leukopenia. ...Read more

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I have a normal WBC & RBC but I hav a high lymphocytes low neutrophils high platelate am I lead to have a leukemia?

I have a normal WBC & RBC but I hav a high lymphocytes low neutrophils high platelate am I lead to have a leukemia?

Probably not: High and low all relative. Is this percentage? What is total wbc? How high are platelets? Without numbers hard to say much more. ...Read more

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Leukemia taste changes?

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 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?

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 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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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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How do I know if I have leukemia?

How do I know if I have leukemia?

Hard to say: Fatigue, pallor weakness are common symptoms, but diagnosis is made by review of blood smear. Symptoms at onset are generally subtle and develop over long periods of time. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from leukemia?

Depends on type of l: There are 4 different types of leukemia, so we need to know what type of leukemia are you interested in knowing about? There is definitely a chance of dying from leukemia but there is also curative treatment available for many patients with leukemia. So you need to ask this question to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing leukemia?

Nothing: I do not know of anything that can prevent leukemia. A study at mayo clinic by dr. Shanafelt was looking at treating early stage cll with green tea extract. Further studies will likely go forward. Some risk factors, such as prior chemotherapy for other cancers can increase the risk of leukemia, but that is likely not avoidable. I am unaware of any diet or exercise intervention. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of leukemia?

Not Many Symptoms: Leukemia does not always cause symptoms, especially at first. When it does cause symptoms, the most common ones include:
-feeling very tired and weak
-bleeding more easily than normal
-getting sick from infections more easily than normal
these symptoms can also be caused by conditions that are not leukemia. But if you have these symptoms, you should let your doctor or nurse know. ...Read more

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I would like to know about leukemia?

More specific?: You can find a lot of info about leukemia at www. Lls. Org.
Basically it is a cancer of white blood cells- can be chronic or acute. Chronic leukemia usually is asymptomatic at presentation and diagnosis is made from abnormal blood work. Acute leukemia can be presented with symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, low platelet, easy bruising/bleeding, frequent infection, weight loss, bony pain, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Why leukemia is more common to boys?

You're right: Leukemia is about 30% more common in boys than girls. I couldn't find the reason and I doubt that it's known. If you're interested in a scholarly article, see:
http://seer.Cancer.Gov/publications/childhood/leukemia. Pdf. ...Read more

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What could fab m0 mean with leukemia?

This is a very: Specific classification based on the french american british (fab) group. M0 is undifferentiated or "stem cell" leukemia. ...Read more

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What foods are good for leukemia cure?

Probably none: Green tea has been studied in chronic lymphocytic leukemia but is by no means a cure. Only acute leukemias have a chance of cure and this is with chemotherapy. We have to stick with treatment that has been academically studied so if someone is telling you that certain foods can cure cancer, you need to walk out the door. That is in my opinion unethical. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have leukemia?

Blood test usually: If you have certain symptoms, blood tests will be done which may show leukemia. These tests may not show the leukemia outright. Either way, if there is. Still concern, a bone marrow test will be done. This test will be able to determine if the symptoms are leukemia or not. ...Read more

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Can a child be truly cured of leukemia?

Can a child be truly cured of leukemia?

MAY need Transplant: Cure may also depend upon finding a suitable 'bone marrow (stem cell) donor' and getting a stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of leukemia?

Quite Varied: Patients often present with weakness, fever, bleeding or infection. Anemia is common, this leads to feeling of tiredness and poor general feeling. A simple blood test (CBC) is all it will take to find out the diagnosis and answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more