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