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How can you prevent leukemia?

How can you prevent leukemia?

You can't: Unless you are being exposed to extremely high levels of radiation or you have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy for another cancer, most leukemia is not preventable. ...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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How do you prevent getting cancer? Is acute myeloid leukemia preventable?

How do you prevent getting cancer? Is acute myeloid leukemia preventable?

Not Preventable.: Many cancers are preventable by living a healthy life style....Not smoking, good diet, etc. AML is not a preventable cancer. ...Read more

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How can we prevent recurrent hodgkin lymphoma?

How can we prevent recurrent hodgkin lymphoma?

Appropriate treatmen: The treatment for this disease is complicated, because it is tailored to the stage of the disease. The treatments can be very brief or very prolonged. The initial treatment plan is the best way to prevent recurrences. The right treatment for the stage and type is the way to cure this disease. Most recurrences also can be treated well. There is no simple lifestyle change that is proven to help. ...Read more

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How to prevent g6pd deficient to become leukemia?

How to prevent g6pd deficient to become leukemia?

No relation: Individuals with g6pd deficiency are not at higher risk to develop leukemia than general population. ...Read more

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How should I treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

How should I treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

By oncologist: This is a somewhat indolent form of leukemia which responds to treatment and can be carried for many years without major illenss. You could only have known about this if you had a bone marrow and blood test from your oncologist whose recommendations i would continue to follow. ...Read more

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How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

Your oncologist can: Ask your treating doctor. The stages of cll are based on the extent of disease which requires both blood tests as well as physical exam and ct scans of the chest and abdomen to look for lymph node enlargement and or splenomegaly. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat adult chronic leukemia?

See doctor: Leukemia is not some thing you can treat yourself for. See your doctor. ...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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How do you cure acute myeloid leukemia?

How do you cure acute myeloid leukemia?

Chemo/transplant: Not all acute myeloid leukemia can be cured. Some acute myeloid leukemia with good genetic or molecular profile can be well treated or even cured by current standard intense chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. ...Read more

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How can you prevent lymphoma?

How can you prevent lymphoma?

You can't: There are no known preventative measures other than staying away from high doses of radiation and known carcinogens. ...Read more

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How to prevent attacks of acute porphyria?

How to prevent attacks of acute porphyria?

Become pro-active: One of my study cases with the medical students involves an unfortunate woman whose illness was missed and was given Phenobarbital for her "nerves", with lethal results. Learn what medications and stressors to avoid. Stay fit. Good hydration and perhaps a sugary drink may help if you can sense an attack coming up; your physician will know whether to offer hematin. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Mostly unknown: Cll affects older white men more that other parts of the population and the cause is unknown in most cases. Exposure to certain herbicides and insecticides, including agent orange used during the vietnam war, have been linked to an increased risk. For more information consult: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565/dsection=risk. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

Avoid some medicatio: If you have chronic kindney disease you can prevent worsening of Kinsey function by avoiding medications which worsen kidney function. You should avoid medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). When in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the ingredient labels of multisymptom medications before taking them. ...Read more

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How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

Education: Different measures are indicated according to the type and degree of immunodeficiency. All immunodeficient patients should avoid contact with obviously sick individuals. Washing hands and avoiding crowded environments. Antibiotic in prophylaxis doses are a common indication for some conditions. Antibody replacemtns is indicated for those with proven antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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Can leukemia morph from chronic to acute due to lack of treatment?

Yes it can: The best answer depends on the type of leukemia, but certainly if it is not treated any of them can get worse and go into acute phase. Even with treatment, some leukemias will tend to go into an acute phase. I recommend talking with the primary care physician or oncologist to get individualized answers, as this is almost always a serious, serious problem. ...Read more

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What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

Stomach cancer: The one thing you can do is discover whether you have helicobacter on board and if so, eradicate it. I cannot promise this will work. If someone you love has this, you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent acute hypothermia?

How can I prevent acute hypothermia?

Prepare for it.: Always dress appropriately for cold weather (and keep blankets in the car in case you get stranded); if swimming in cold water, a wet suit helps. ...Read more

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Chronic Leukemia (Definition)

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