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Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Could the disease 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

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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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What are the differences between leukemia and leukopenia?

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

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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Does wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

Does wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

No: Wilson disease is the genetic disorder cause abnormal cooper metabolism. It usually cause liver and central nervous system abnormality. There is no evidence that wilson disease can cause leukemia or the incidence of leukemia is high in children with wilson disease. ...Read more

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How can wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

How can wilson's disease lead to leukemia?

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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Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

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

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What diseases are often co-diagnosed with leukemia?

Depends: As noted, it depends on the leukemia, but some leukemias have an increased risk of infections. Some leukemias can transform into worse cancers. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

CLL: Cll is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells (specifically lymphocytes) in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cml, aml, all, etc. Cll is often diagnosed by flow cytometry on peripheral blood. Additional studies may include ct scans and bone marrow biopsy. One staging system is rai 0 to iv. Treatment ranges from observation (rai 0-1) to various tx individualized to pt. ...Read more

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What are some specific questions i can ask someone with leukemia? Something that only someone with the disease would know?

What are some specific questions i can ask someone with leukemia? Something that only someone with the disease would know?

See below: It is first good to know what type of leukemia they have? There are at least 4-5 different types, typically classified as acute leukemia or chronic leukemia and each category has myeloid or lymphatic lineages. The the age makes a difference in the odds of cure. Lastly it is good to ask if their leukemia is in complete remission(cr) or not...This is especially critial in order to survive acute leuk. ...Read more

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Purpura only cause in leukemia or is there any more diseases?

Purpura only cause in leukemia or is there any more diseases?

Lots of causes: Are you on any new medicines or supplements? Purpura are raised red/purple spots on the skin. There are many causes of purpura, some are serious. Discovering the cause may take some time, but it is important to find out why. Here's a good discussion of the causes and the workup: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003232.htm Never worry until you have to. Wastes energy. Go play! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having 1 out of 8 symptoms for leukemia or hodgkin disease bad?

Can you tell me is having 1 out of 8 symptoms for leukemia or hodgkin disease bad?

Probably not: It's hard to tell from the information you provided but probably not. The diagnosis of leukemia or hodgkin lymphoma relies on a qualified physician, usually a hematologist/oncologist, interpreting clinical signs and symptoms as well as laboratory tests. There is a lot more to the diagnosis than 8 or any other number of symptoms. Consulting with your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be a small sign of on coming diseases before my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia for months her anxiety level changed?

Can anxiety be a small sign of on coming diseases  before my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia for months her anxiety level changed?

Unlikely : There is no scientific information that says increasing anxiety is correlated with a future diagnosis like leukemia. However, many of my patients know something is wrong before they come to my office. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

Bcr-abl: CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

2ways: Autoimmune diseases can suppress bone marrow production of white cells or can cause the destruction of circulating white cells. ...Read more

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a very slow disease?

Can be: Based on the genetic factors of the leukemia (cll) it can be a slow-growing disease that may not require therapy for a long time, if ever. ...Read more

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How do I test for leukemia or some other blood disease?

How do I test for leukemia or some other blood disease?

Blood test!: Leukemias are one of the easiest blood diseases to "rule out" with a simple blood test called a cbc, or complete blood count, and a blood smear. The CBC counts the numbers and types of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. With leukemia, the CBC shows "blasts", which are baby white blood cells. The smear is your blood smeared onto a slide that we look at under the microscope. ...Read more

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I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia. What can I do to fight against this disease?

I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia. What can I do to fight against this disease?

Options available: There are a lot of treatment options available. However not everybody with cll need to get treated right away at the first initial diagnosis. There are some indications to start one on therapy. Nowadays, treatment is personalized and tailored to the biology of the cancer. There are some prognostic/predictive markers that can be tested to guide treatment selection, discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more