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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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See below: There are no environmental influences.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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