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Does Having A High White Blood Cell Count Indicate Leukemia
Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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Not high at all: Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had normal white blood cell count & all other normal bloodwork several months ago is it possible you could have leukemia anyway?
It is possible but: It depends on many factors. leukemia can develop quite quickly and make people sick very fast. So any blood tests done more than one month may not be a reliable guide to what you are asking about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4,000-10,000: The normal range for WBC is 4, 000 - 10, 000. Sometimes, depending on the type of leukemia and treatment given, the WBC might be lower than the normal range as a side effect of the treatment. To be a remission, there must not be any abnormal cells in the blood or bone marrow. ...Read more
52yr f, suspected acute leukemia, white blood cell count 25.0, bruising, fatigue, to receive blood transfusions.How serious is this?Is this fatal in adults
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My white blood cell count was 365000 when i was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (2012), how long would I have lived without treatment?
Not long: Hope you get a long-term cure, and glad it was picked up. The acute leukemias are chaotic systems and it's impossible to predict when death may come. The actual white count is immaterial, while a very low platelet count may result in a fatal hemorrhage at an unpredictable time and organ involvement unrelated to lab values can do the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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