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End Stage Leukemia Symptoms
Many: Not all leukemia is "terminal", meaning some leukemias are cured. People with leukemia need chemotherapy and sometimes a bone marrow transplant. If the leukemia comes back over and over despite treatment, then it's more likely to be terminal. When leukemia grows, it causes bleeding, bruising, infections, fevers, weight loss, and fatigue. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
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
Is there anything i can do about acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding and can it be stopped once started?
Medical emergency!: This is a medical emergency! immediate professional medical care is necessary. Even though acute promyelocytic leukemia generally has a very good prognosis, the occurrence of bleeding may indicate a serious and potentially fatal complication of this disease, namely disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) that needs to be treated immediately in a hospital setting. Seek professional help now! ...Read more
The most ominous....: Site of bleed is the head. Bleeds elevate intracranial pressure. Because the brain is contained in a fixed space, its only place to go is out holes at the skull base. This is called herniation, and can lead to death. Notably, increased icp can slow/stop bleeding (tamponade).. Also, end stage pts are often refractory to PLT transfusion. Mucosal/internal bleeding can happen any time plts low also.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how long can leukemia go unnoticed (before you end up in a hospital for symptoms)?
Varies: The interval from the disease occurrence to noticeable symptoms can vary widely function of the type of leukemia. For example, in cases of acute leukemia, this interval can be very short (days or weeks), whereas in cases of chronic leukemia this interval may be as long as many years. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more
85 year old is in end stage acute leukemia....dr. said treatment would kill her. What can the family expect?
Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies.: Some leukemias may cause no symptoms at all, and may be found incidently on a blood count. Others, when more advanced, may cause bruising (from low platelets), weakness (from anemia) or fever and chills or other signs of infection (from abnormal white blood cells). The more serious leukemias may cause bone pain, painfull enlargement of the spleen, or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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