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How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

Depends: Sometimes things are quite obvious since leukemia is rather fast growing. Other times, certain tests such as ct scans and bone marrow examination may be necessary but physicians move quickly to determine if a young patient has leukemia or not so that treatment can be started. ...Read more

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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 happens when a teenager is diagnosed with leukemia?

What happens when a teenager is diagnosed with leukemia?

They start treatment: Everyone moves quickly to start treatment since the chance of remission is high in young people. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are signs of leukemia in a teenager?

Help please? I want to know what are signs of leukemia in a teenager?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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How quickly would acute leukemia develop in months? How long would it take to show symptoms, what would they be?

How quickly would acute leukemia develop in months? How long would it take to show symptoms, what would they be?

Rapid progress: Acute leukemia develops over weeks to months. Symptoms can include fevers, fatigue, bone pain, easy bruising, shortness of breath and loss of appetite. The diagnosis is made with bloodwork and often a bone marrow biopsy. The good news is that the chance of survival has increased dramatically over the alst few decades. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for leukemia symptoms to set in?

How long is it supposed to it take for leukemia symptoms to set in?

It depends...: It depends heavily on multiple factors one of the most important ones being the specific type of leukemia. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) can be asymptomatic for years, whereas various types of acute leukemia become symptomatic very quickly, usually weeks or even days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for leukemia to show symptoms my daughter was diagnosed but her symptoms did come fully clear till she was diagnosed?

Several weeks: Acute leukemia typically progresses over 4-8 weeks. It starts silently (no symptoms) and progresses to the point where some symptom is noted. This usually takes several weeks. Keep asking your questions. I cannot imagine what your are going through. Peace and comfort to you. ...Read more

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If someone got a CBC in february is it possible to have developed leukemia between then and now? How long does it take for leukemia to develop?

If someone got a CBC in february is it possible to have developed leukemia between then and now? How long does it take for leukemia to develop?

Yes: Essentially two types of leukemia: acute and chronic. If acute, yes it can develop in a few months. Chronic can come on rapidly, however, it may be that the person never had a CBC before. The difference is acute needs treatment on an urgent to emergent basis and potentially curable. Chronic is typically not curable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acute myeloid leukemia to develop?

How long does it take for acute myeloid leukemia to develop?

It is really: Hard to tell accurately but it is pretty fast . As the name indicate , people with the condition are diagnosed when they develop one of the catastrophic symptoms. In general the development is pretty acute and progression is fast unless treated aggressively ...Read more

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How long does it take for leukemia to build in your body before it is diagnosed daughters symptom was swollen gums diagnosed and five days later pass?

Variable: Chronic leukemias (cml, cll) may develop very slowly. Acute leukemias (aml, all) are often more "acute" and fast developing. Exactly when a leukemia develops and is clinically noticed is impossible to say. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. ...Read more

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I have HPV 6, 13, 61. I'm 22. How long can it take to develop cancer? Can i develop cancer in my intestine, or leukemia?

I have HPV 6, 13, 61. I'm 22. How long can it take to develop cancer? Can i develop cancer in my intestine, or leukemia?

You can avoid it: Having the viruses on board is no guarantee they will ever trouble you. You can avoid losing your ability to become a mother or worse by getting checked regularly as per your evidence-based physician. Hpv is not a cause of leukemia or bowel cancer. ...Read more