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I Have Leukemia But Now In Remission And I Want To Know If I Can Get And Piercings Or Tattoos
Depends on labs: Universal precautions (clean needles, etc) should be used independent of leukemia status. You could get tattoos/piercings otherwise if your labs were okay -- platelet count normal (or >50k), WBC (particularly absolute neutrophil count = anc normal). Check with your treating physician first of course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Is it safe to get a tattoo considering that I had leukemia 20 years ago that has since been in remission?
Maybe not: There has been some concern of transmission of hepatitis b and c virus through tattoong. We cannot assume that all needles and paint in tattooing parlors are sterilized appropriately. Besides, tattooing produces micro wounds to the skin with the theoretical possibility of producing wounds and infection. I would probably advice against it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I previously had leukemia for 3 years and am now in remission and have been for 10 years.am experiencing swollen lymph nodes that grow and r everywher?
Evaluation needed: Generalized lymph node enlargement in a person with a prior history of hematologic malignancy requires further evaluation. Please see your primary care or oncologist as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I read that apl leukemia is very curable now but my cousin died from it after being in remission for 1.5 years. Why?
25f, leukemia(aml) since 2011, can't go bk into remission, WBC is now 53.7. They started me on hdyrea, is this going to help my WBC go down?
AML and Hydrea (hydroxyurea): Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can definitely make white cells lower and will help calm down the aml, but it doesn't have the ability to put AML into remission. Its effects are usually temporary. Have a long talk with your oncologist about all possible options at this point so you can make an informed decision. Please consider stopping smoking in the meantime, because cigarettes are one of the things that can cause aml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
D/w your oncologist: Technically speaking, yes- you can- as long as your white blood cells counts and platelet counts are normal. There is risk for infection and bleeding involved with tattoo placement- if your white blood cell and platelet count are low. If you are still receiving active chemotehrapy - your risk for low white blood cells and platelets would be significant. So, think twice and d/w your oncologist. ...Read more
Difficult question: Part of this depends on the type of leukemia: acute or chronic. The standard thought is 5 years for acute leukemia. However, the risk of relapse is significantly high in the first 2 years, so every year after this reduces the risk of recurrence significantly if you are followed closely by your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a patient has been in remission for leukemia and there is a possible reoccurence.how do we assign icd 9?
Depends on type.: The most common chronic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). With initial treatment with the most aggressive treatments, such as fcr have a response rate of 95% and complete remission rate of 70%. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has a 95% rate of complete cytogenetic response for chronic phase patients receiving initial therapy with the latest drugs. ...Read more
I will hit my 1 yr remission mark in the beginning of this June, I had Leukemia. I had a blood smear test and my Ovalocytes,bld,ql, light microscopy a?
Please re-ask: I am sorry but your question was cut off. Please re-submit and clarify. ...Read more
Cure is possible...: ...but depends on many individual patient factors. ...Read more
My best friend is in remission from stage 4 leukemia. Is there a large chance that it will return?
Need more info: We need to know: what type of Leukemia does he have? In young adults it could be AML or ALL. They have differing prognosis(ALL is more curable). When did he achieve Complete remission(CR)? The risk of relapse is higher in the first 2 years after CR and then it decreases with each year. So this time table is important. How old is your friend and where was he/she treated? which Medical facility? ...Read more
What is the life expectancy of a person with chronic lgl leukemia that is under control but not in remission?
What does high blast cells mean that show up in a regular cbc? I have leukemia n can't go into remission, so i feel like my doctor has given up on me.
Consult: I'm sorry about your illness. Some types of leukemia are often curable; others are not. The fact that you have written tells me that this is time for a review by a second specialist in leukemia -- not because i suspect error, but because communication may have broken down. You have an absolute right both to clear answers (outlook, options) and to feel cared-for regardless of your illness's course. ...Read more
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