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Is Leukemia Like Agranulocytosis
Different: Agranulocytosis is abscence of granulocyte- or known as neutrophils/segmented white blood cell.There are different causes of agranulocytosis- like drug, congenital etc. Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In leukemia, normal blood cells can be supressed by the abnormal leukemic cells- and patient can be presented with low /abscence of granulocytes, as well as anemia or decrease in platelets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Agranulocytosis: Agranulocytosis is a condition where there is a marked decrease of granulocytes , a type of white blood cells that are supposed to fight for infection. Agranulocytosis can happen in patient with acute leukemia-but also it can be caused by some other things- i.e. - -drugs ( which is actually probably the most common cause of agranulocytosis) ; infection, other bone marrow problems. ...Read more
There are dozens of: Types of leukemia. Chronic leukemias may or may not require treatment. CML is managed with oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Cll is a wide spectrum from nothing to very aggressive chemotherapy. The acute leukemias all and AML are managed with multi-agent chemo, and typically on an aggressive schedule. ...Read more
If I would like to give blood but if there were a problem with it, say leukemia, would they know before I donated?
Blood donation tests: Donating blood is one of the best ways to help your community. Before it is used, it is tested thoroughly for abnormalities and some infectious diseases. These tests include doing a white blood cell count (which could identify leukemia), liver function tests, hiv, hepatitis a, hepatitis b and hepatitis c, as well as other tests. You would also be notified if an abnormality were found. Go donate! ...Read more
I have pink dots on my skin. can it be a side effect of medicines or something like leukemia? andhow long will last? they are tiny.
See your doctor : It could be nothing, but please see your doctor to be sure. It is very difficult to evaluate this condition over email/internet. ...Read more
Difference between polycythemia n leukemia my brother was just told he may have polycythemia i'd like to know what it is and can it be treated thanks?
Polycythemia: Polycythemia means elevation of hemoglobin /red blood cells level. It can be caused by different conditions. In general is divided into 2- primary bone marrow problem ( polycythemia vera) vs secondary. Treatment will depend on what it is/what the cause. Phlebotomy/removing blood to keep hematocrit below 45 if it is p.Vera +/-other drug i.E Hydrea (hydroxyurea) etc. The risk for leukemia from p vera is 5-10%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See link: The national cancer institute has a great website for patients and health professionals about many types of cancers, both pediatric and adult. For adult: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/adulttreatment for pediatric: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/pediatrictreatment different types of leukemia (all, aml, cml, cll, etc.) are discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The total white blood count (WBC) is made up of a percentage of neutrophils and other cell types. When the total WBC is low, or if the percentage neutrophils is very low then we call this neutropenia (insufficient neuts on and absolute basis). In the case of absence of nests ...Read more
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