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Does Having Polycythemia Mean That My Kid Has Cancer
No: In general, childhood cancers are often associated with anemia, which is a low red blood cell count. Polycythemia is the opposite, or a high red blood cell count. Polycythemia is common in newborn infants, and usually goes away on its own. If it persists or is found beyond the newborn period it should be evaluated by a pediatric hematologist, although generally for conditions other than cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
What happens if polycythemia vera is diagnosed late, does that mean one is at a greater chance of developing cancer?
As below: Polycythemia vera is a type of cancer of the bone marrow where your blood cells (white/red cells, platelets are produced). It is one of the chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms where there is a clonal proliferation of myeloid cells. In PV there is an elevated red blood cell mass (RCM). This can cause high Hct >= 32 in W. Also Platelet count & White blood cell count could be elevated too. ...Read more
Definitions: Polycythemia vera is a clonal proliferation of mutated cells. This makes it a tumor. There are by definition no benign tumors of the blood-forming as it is the nature of these cells to spread throughout the body and to go other tissues. Unlike solid cancers, "p vera" will not destroy organs by direct invasion. It is unlikely to kill until it acquires additional mutations and transforms. ...Read more
PCV: PCV is a chronic neoplastic disorder of the bone marrow in which there is unregulated production of red cells leading to way too many red cells in the blood. A high hemoglobin does not cause cancer. A high hemoglobin may be the result of an underlying neoplasm as in the case of PCV. ...Read more
NO: The average lifespan for someone with polycythemia is about the same as it is without polycythemia. The risk of complications of the disease can be decreased with treatment, when appropriate. This may include Aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots, phlebotomy to decrease the red blood cell count, and/or medication to control the blood counts. ...Read more
Diagnosed with polycythemia vera today. Is this a blood cancer? My dr. Says no but research suggests otherwise. Help please!
P Vera : P vera is now clumped under the new umbrella category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (or cancer) making it scary designation but historically it is considered a blood disorder and is usually not life threatening, risk of leukomogenesis is low and management by doing therapeutic phlebotomy is usually effective. Secondary causes can coexist and need to be ruled out. I hope it is helpful. ...Read more
Yes,it can cause.: In addition to the prolems of thromosis from excess cellular volume , patients have general symp. Such as fatigue-in nearly 80 percent of people, generalized itching, night sweats, fever , bonepain, and weight loss. Any type of cancer whether blood related or not-like lung , breast cancer patients have symptoms have weight loss, fatigue as cels proliferate in great numers in a short period. ...Read more
Possible but rare: Polycythemia, which mostly is an increase in red blood cells but can affect other blood cell lines as well, has multiple complications, mostly physical. There are rare reports almost always in adults of acute onset of psychiatric disorders such as psychosis or depression. This could be secondary to strokes, which can occur because the blood is "too thick.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes there are!: I am sure your doctor will tell you more about it., is you ask this question to him/her. It is a condition which can lead to many complications, so you need to be monitored and probably receive preventive treatments to prevent complications such as Blood clots(Thrombosis) and also keep your hemoglobin under 15grams, which often requires use of medication and phlebotomy (blood drawn, periodically ...Read more
Rarely: Primary polycythemias, including congenital polycythemia and polycythemia vera, are rare genetic disorders where one makes too many red blood cells. Its incidence varies from 3-30:100, 000. Secondary polycythemia is a response to hypoxia, transfusion, or injection of erythropoietin. Its incidence is hard to determine, since it is often a benign, self-limited condition, especially in young children. ...Read more
Polycythemia: Some types of polycythemia are inherited. However, if you developed polycythemia soon after birth and then it resolved, then it is less likely to be something that is inherited. Polycythemia vera is associated with certain gene defects. Mutations in the jak2 and tet2 genes are associated with polycythemia vera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean? "Severe crythroid hyperplasia consistent with hematological diagnosis of polycythemia vera"
Erythroid hyperplasi: Erythroid hyperplasia is an excess of red blood cell precursors in the bone marrow. This is can be due to benign/reactive or neoplastic processes. Polycythemia vera is a primary bone marrow disease in which too many red cells (erythroid cells) are produced due to mutation in a cell line. diagnosis is made on blood findings. This is chronic disease (not same as acute leukemia) but needs treatment ...Read more
I have had polycythemia vera about 10 years. Now my blood work is reversed and low numbers. What does that mean? I am so tired
See your doctor.: The hematologist who first did the evaluation on the polycythemia would be a good reference for the subsequent anemia. Low rbc levels will cause significant fatigue due to inadequate transport of oxygen. The underlying cause may be much more serious than polycythemia -- get this checked out asap. ...Read more
P. Vera & spleen: Polycythemia vera (P. vera) is a condition in which a gene mutation (JAK-2) causes uncontrolled production of red blood cells (rbc) that carry oxygen in the bloodstream. Typically, rbc production is confined to the bone marrow, but in p. vera, the spleen can be a site of rbc production, growing in size. Untreated P. vera is a serious disease, but when treated, prognosis is quite good. ...Read more
I have had polycythemia vera for about 10 years. My blood work has reversed. Does this mean the blood marrow is spent and I am going into ppmm? Or cml
See hematologist: Reversal of blood counts, i.e. Erythrocytosis to anemia, frequently indicates progression of marrow fibrosis in polycythemia vera. If the spleen is also enlarging, this would be a concern. A hematologist can determine why the blood counts are changing and might suggest a bone marrow examination. ...Read more
My red blood count was us 5.33 (female) my doctor is not concerned at this time. I have a aunt & uncle with polycythemia. Does this mean I have the disease?
I diagnosed polycythemia vera.Blood work is WBC at 14.6 neutrophils (absolute) 9.3 and immature grans (abs) at .2 what does this mean?
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