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Either alternative or conventional medicine: what can help in the early stages of chronic lymphatic leukaemia?

Either alternative or conventional medicine: what can help in the early stages of chronic lymphatic leukaemia?

Must see: Must see an oncologist, hematologist, quit all sugars , become alkaline, ( water alkalizer.Com) , 3 cans of asparagus every day, 1 oz wheat germ grass/wk, ip6, ahcc, best is my community mushroom enzyme drops, i heard soursop juice helps. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is 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 is the life expectancy for a 20 year old with chronic myeloid leukaemia?

What is the life expectancy for a 20 year old with chronic myeloid leukaemia?

Maybe normal.: If the CML is diagnosed in early chronic phase, if it responds to treatment with a complete molecular response, long term survival is excellent. We only have 10 year or so information for the new drugs used in cml, but for those patients who are out 10 years, we think their survival may be unaffected by the leukemia. That is why bone marrow transplant is no longer the initial treatment for cml. ...Read more

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Possible of a 19 year old getting chronic lymphatic leukaemia or any other leukemia? Few symptoms plus 'raised lymphocytes' on first blood test

Possible of a 19 year old getting chronic lymphatic leukaemia or any other leukemia? Few symptoms plus 'raised lymphocytes'  on first blood test

Stop worrying: I understand your concern. An elevated percent lymphocytes means nothing without another red flag. An elevation in absolute lymphocytes probably means you are getting a cold. You're too young for cll. If you had acute leukemia or another, the lab would flag the abnormal lymphocytes. If you sense your fear of leukemia is irrational, talk with your physician -- happens to many of us. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic leukemia?

What are the tests for chronic leukemia?

Blood work etc: You would need at least- blood work. Imaging scan for abdomen would be needed in certain chronic leukemia ( cml) to evaluate spleen or if there is other indication ( such as presence of abdominal pain etc); a bone marrow biopsy will be needed in certain case of chronic leukemia. Please discuss further in detail with your hematologist/ oncologist. Read more at www.Cancer.Net ; www.Lls.Org. ...Read more

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What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excessive exposure to radiation has also been implicated. Cllhas been linked to pesticide exposure in some-but not all-studies. In animals, diseases like cll are usually caused by a virus. In practice a doctor rarely finds the cause of a patients leukemia. ...Read more

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Is chronic neutropenia a type of leukemia?

No: Chronic neutropenia is not a type of leukemia. However, a very low neutrophil count can increase the risk for serious and recurrent infections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic leukemia?

50% are asymptomatic: About half of patients with chronic leukemia have no symptoms and are discovered on a routine CBC (complete blood count) usually obtained for some other reason. When symptoms do occur, they may include fatigue or tiredness, swollen glands or lymph nodes, low grade fever or sweats that are persistent. More advanced symptoms can include, bleeding, bruising, anemia, enlarging belly or an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have chronic leukemia?

Visit med onc doctor: The best approach is to meet with a medical oncologist with experience and discuss the treatment options when the diagnosis is confirmed. There are specifical mutations that can be tested for to guide the therapy. It depends if you have CLL or CML type. The oncologist can order the genetic testing and discuss current treatment guidelines. Then you give treatment a shot and see how it works. ...Read more

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What does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow is the site of the defect. Treatment and outcome depend on the type of leukemia and stage of the disease. Some leukemias may be curable with intensive therapy and may require bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat adult chronic leukemia?

See doctor: Leukemia is not some thing you can treat yourself for. See your doctor. ...Read more

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