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Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

Yes: Advanced leukemia of any sort (aml, all, cml, cll) can lead to anemia. However, early leukemia (rai 0 cll) may not result in anemia. ...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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Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Yes: Depending on the type of leukemia, this is possible. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slowly prgressive disease and it may take a while before the marrow becomes significantly involved to the point of affecting the red blood cells. Also, in the early stages of leukemia, anemia may not be present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between leukemia and anemia?

What is the difference between leukemia and anemia?

Leukemia: Is cancer of the blood forming elements (many types). Anemia is a low red blood cell count (also many types). ...Read more

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Could leukemia have been overlooked on anemia testing?

Could leukemia have been overlooked on anemia testing?

Yes.: I would rephrase as can I have leukemia despite having a complete blood count (cbc)? Yes. Leuk- (WBC) -emia (blood) suggests that the white blood cells in the blood are present/elevated. Some leukemias have lymphoma counterparts cll/sll that are the same cells but present more predominantly in the lymph nodes. Some leukemias develop fast and a prior CBC may have been normal. ...Read more

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Anemia can cause leukemia? I have anemia what should I do?

No: Anemia does not cause leukemia. Anemia is seen in lots of conditions. One of the most common is iron deficiency or nutritional. Anemia can be seen with leukemia but anemia does not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are earlier signs of leukemia or anemia?

Could you tell me what are earlier signs of leukemia or anemia?

Hard to: Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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How will I know what does anemia have to do or affect leukemia?

How will I know what does anemia have to do or affect leukemia?

Leukemia, especially: The acute forms, are associated with anemia due to crowding out rbc production by the premature blast cells. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between anemia and leukemia?

A sign vs a disease: Anemia refers to a low red blood cell count and diminished capacity to carry oxygen. This has many causes.
Leukemia is a cancer- a type of white blood cell growing out of control and preventing the others from doing their normal work. ...Read more

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3yr old was diagnosed with mild anemia, what could cause this? Could it be leukemia? :/ very worried, she has never been a big eater (23.5pounds)

3yr old was diagnosed with mild anemia, what could cause this? Could it be leukemia? :/ very worried, she has never been a big eater (23.5pounds)

Anemia: Mutilpe causes of anemia, but there should be other blood count issues, with the white blood count and platelet count as well if we were worried about leukemia. Diet can play a huge role in anemia, and drinking lots of milk can cause it. ...Read more

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Is it true that leukemia and pernicious anemia the same thing?

Not at all: Pernicious anemia results from poor dietary uptake of vitamin b12, usually from a loss of certain cells in your stomach. These cells secrete intrinsic factor, necessary for absorption of vitamin b12. Treatment is B12 shots, potentially. Leukemia is cancer. Treatment is chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can normochromic or normocytic anemia cause leukemia?

No: Anemia (normochromic/cytic or not) can be a sign of leukemia (or a variety of other cancerous or non-cancerous conditions). That is it can associated with leukemia. However, it does not cause leukemia. Correlation does not equal causation. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test differentiate between leukemia and anemia?

Docs, could a blood test differentiate between leukemia and anemia?

Yes: Anemia is detected in a blood test by a decrease in your hemoglobin (in your red cells). It is not a true disease in its own right as it is always caused by something-blood loss and iron deficiency are common causes. Once a patient is found to have anemia, particularly if it persists, the cause of the anemia needs to be determined. Leukemia is complex and would have more than anemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Can you tell me if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Preg causes anemia: No one can tell you specifically about your sister without examining her. In general, pregnancy often causes iron deficiency anemia. That does not increase the risk of leukemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Can you tell me what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Anemia not leukemia: Most anemia related to pregnancy is due to iron deficiency. This iron deficiency can be corrected with iron supplementation in most cases. There is no relationship between iron deficiency anemia and leukemia. ...Read more

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How is it possible for a baby to have sickle-cell anemia and leukemia?

It is possible: It is not common- but unfortunately it can happen. Sickle cell anemia does not protect somebody to have leukemia and vise versa. ...Read more

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My dr has done about 6 dif blood tests, and the last was to test for leukemmia cuz my WBC was 14000, found some anemia. Could it be leukemia?

My dr has done about 6 dif blood tests, and the last was to test for leukemmia cuz my WBC was 14000, found some anemia. Could it be leukemia?

Unlikely: I doubt that it's leukemia, since the WBC is not that high; however, an elevated WBC could mean that there is some inflammatory process going on; the anemia could be a result of this also;. ...Read more

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How do normocytic normochromic anemia and leukemia go hand and hand?

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Great question, there's a deeper answer, but generally leukemias usually affect the white blood cell line, rather than the red blood cell lineage. What you're probably referring to is called "anemia of chronic disease". Elevated inflammatory mediators, like IL-6, impair both production and ability to incorporate iron into heme, which causes normocytosis and normochromia. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

See below: There are many different types of leukemias and those present with different symptoms. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/con-20024914 ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc. This question is too important to have it answered correctly online- discuss it with your doctor who has all the facts in hand. ...Read more

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I have daily fever with shivvering 4 times a day on set times. No leukemia, no typhoid, no malaria, no hepatitus b/c, no hiv. Have mild anemia. Wats it?

I have daily fever with shivvering 4 times a day on set times. No leukemia, no typhoid, no malaria, no hepatitus b/c, no hiv. Have mild anemia. Wats it?

Fever of unknown: Origin. You have already had quite a bit of work up. Unlikely this will get sorted out in 400 characters. Continue your evaluation with your current doc (s). ...Read more

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Doctors checked for Celiac, thyroid, mono, inflammatory, cbc- low hemoglobin-, and said my symptoms aren't from my anemia. Mom wants leukemia tests?

Doctors checked for Celiac, thyroid, mono, inflammatory, cbc- low hemoglobin-, and said my symptoms aren't from my anemia. Mom wants leukemia tests?

Diagnosis needed: Mom is thinking rationally – she wants a DIAGNOSIS. Even if this is not leukemia, you need a diagnosis. Headaches and lethargy are very serious signs, and a definite diagnosis must be established ASAP. ...Read more

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Lukemia & anemia linked?

Yes: Anemia often occurs in patients with leukemia. But just being anemic is not a reason to think you have leukemia. ...Read more

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Can anemia turn into lukemia?

Hard to say: Anemia might be a sign of leukemia. There are so many causes of anemia that are benign that leukemia is not high on the list. Anemia does not truly turn into leukemia. A bone marrow disease mds, that often shows up as severe anemia may transform into leukemia. In that case the anemia is still just a sign. The problem lies in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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I use to have lukemia, in 1990, now I have iron deficiency anemia I have been getting iron i'v for 7yrs they can't seem to figure out where the bleedi?

I use to have lukemia, in 1990, now I have iron deficiency anemia I have been getting iron i'v for 7yrs they can't seem to figure out where the bleedi?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused not only due to bleeding (blood loss) but also can be caused by either decreased intake of iron or abnormal absorption of iron. Sometimes small blood vessels leakage (avm) in the small bowel is very difficult to be found/seen due to the location. Endoscopy to the area many times is just impossible. Capsule endoscopy should be done. Also check www. Ironrichfood. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more