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Causes Of Plasma Cell Leukemia
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
Dear dr's. I have been recently diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia. I have been advised to have autologus stem cell transplant. Really beneficial?
The cell cycle: ...is activated in the immature "blast" cells of acute leukemia. This is not so much a defect, as it is also a normal attribute of immature blood cells. A major problem is the lack of maturation of these cells into normal non-dividing blood cells. Various transcription factors are mutated and these may cause increased proliferation. CLL is characterized by decreased apoptosis (cell death). Read more
Does high white cell count 15.4 and headaches on and off for 6 weeks always indicate leukemia? Or could there still be other causes?
Absolutely not: You can raise your white count to 20, 000 by spending a half hour swimming in cold water. If the cells are normally formed, and the rest of your blood count is reasonable, look around for some other cause; you may not find one. Look for a cause of headaches as well -- it may be as simple as needing new eyeglasses. Good luck. Read more
Virus and cancers: There are a lot of different viruses known. Only a few of them linked to devlopment of cancer such as hpv to cervical cancer/head and neck cancer, ebv to hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal ca; HIV to kaposi sarcoma, etc. Yes, htlv-1 virus is related to adult t cell leukemia/lymphoma, ebv is also associated with burkitt's lymphoma- which can transform into more severe case- burkitt's leukemia. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eye doctor told me I have a retinal hemorrhage. I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, leukemia or sickle cell anemia. Another cause?
Over 90%!: If I had to pick a leukemia to have, this would be the one. Most patients go into remission permanently with their first cycle of a drug called cladribine. Patients who don't usually respond to a second cycle of treatment with the same drug, or to removal of their spleen. It's a curable leukemia! It's named for the hairy projections on the cells. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me answer this b: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells...Platelets may or may not go down as a result of acute leukemia. Your need to have a CBC and differential count. In cases of leukemia white cell count can be low, normal or high but it is the immature white cells in the blood which are indicators of acute leukemia. The final diagnosis requires bone marrow examination to check if there is leukemia or. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you please give me a way to give myself leukemia, or lymphoma? I'm willing to purchase cells or other necessities. Thank you.
Will not do it!: The first principle in medicine is, "First do no harm". None of us would intentionally harm a patient. Giving some one a disease is against all the moral, ethical and common sense practices in medicine. May I urge that you consult a psychiatrist to ascertain why do you want to harm yourself. May God bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! Read more
Hcl diagnosis: Clinical history and examination as well as simple blood work will reveal evidence of pancytopenia (low white blood cell, red blood and platelet level) and enlargement of spleen and symptoms associated with above. This information is important. Ultimately, a bone marrow biopsy is essential to be done to diagnose hairy cell leukemia. Discuss further with your oncologist. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hairy cell: Treatment options for hairy cell leukemia will include : purine analogs such as cladribine or pentostatin - these two are very effective therapy for hcl. Interferon alpha, splenectomy are also used in certain cases. In refractory/relapse disease, in addition to cladribine/pentostatin, anti cd 20, anti cd 22 and anti cd 25 also are available. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. Read more
Hope this helps.: Hcl is caused by the abnormal growth of b cells. The cells look "hairy" under the microscope because they have fine projections coming from their surface. Hcl usually leads to low numbers of normal blood cells. The cause of this disease is unknown. It affects men more often than women. The average age of diagnosis is 55. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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