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Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Yes: Depending on the type of leukemia, this is possible. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slowly prgressive disease and it may take a while before the marrow becomes significantly involved to the point of affecting the red blood cells. Also, in the early stages of leukemia, anemia may not be present. ...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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Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

Yes: Advanced leukemia of any sort (aml, all, cml, cll) can lead to anemia. However, early leukemia (rai 0 cll) may not result in anemia. ...Read more

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How is it possible for a baby to have sickle-cell anemia and leukemia?

How is it possible for a baby to have sickle-cell anemia and leukemia?

It is possible: It is not common- but unfortunately it can happen. Sickle cell anemia does not protect somebody to have leukemia and vise versa. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between anemia and leukemia?

I want to know what is the difference between anemia and leukemia?

Different cells: Emia = blood. An-emia = lack of red blood cells (low hgb) associated with fatigue leukocytosis = more white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. One cause of leukocytosis is an increase in WBC cancer cell called leukemia. ...Read more

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Could leukemia have been overlooked on anemia testing?

Yes.: I would rephrase as can I have leukemia despite having a complete blood count (cbc)? Yes. Leuk- (WBC) -emia (blood) suggests that the white blood cells in the blood are present/elevated. Some leukemias have lymphoma counterparts cll/sll that are the same cells but present more predominantly in the lymph nodes. Some leukemias develop fast and a prior CBC may have been normal. ...Read more

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Anemia can cause leukemia? I have anemia what should i do?

Anemia can cause leukemia? I have anemia what should i do?

No: Anemia does not cause leukemia. Anemia is seen in lots of conditions. One of the most common is iron deficiency or nutritional. Anemia can be seen with leukemia but anemia does not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between leukemia and anemia?

What is the difference between leukemia and anemia?

Leukemia: Is cancer of the blood forming elements (many types). Anemia is a low red blood cell count (also many types). ...Read more

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How will i know what does anemia have to do or affect leukemia?

How will i know what does anemia have to do or affect leukemia?

Leukemia, especially: The acute forms, are associated with anemia due to crowding out rbc production by the premature blast cells. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are earlier signs of leukemia or anemia?

Could you tell me what are earlier signs of leukemia or anemia?

Hard to : Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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3yr old was diagnosed with mild anemia, what could cause this? Could it be leukemia?:/ very worried, she has never been a big eater (23.5pounds)

3yr old was diagnosed with mild anemia, what could cause this? Could it be leukemia?:/ very worried, she has never been a big eater (23.5pounds)

Anemia: Mutilpe causes of anemia, but there should be other blood count issues, with the white blood count and platelet count as well if we were worried about leukemia. Diet can play a huge role in anemia, and drinking lots of milk can cause it. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more