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Large Red Blood Cells Cancer
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
I have giant red blood cells they said marcotosis without anemia and now she wants to do bonemarrow biopsy she didn't say what kind of camcer she is l?
Not cancer: Hope you feel fine and not to worry. I suppose your doc or a person in the lab told you your CBC and blood have large red cells or macrocytes. If you do not have anemia, and there is No obvious nutritional ,drug,metabolic, chemical Cause, your doctor wanted to see if there is some reason coming from your blood factory, your bone marrow. Ask your doctor for more explanations and you concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a blood work up recently and found that I am very anemic and that I have both small and large red blood cells, what does this mean?
Poor nutrition: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it appears that you may be deficient in iron, folic acid and/or B12. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for the proper treatment. In the meantime you could start taking oral iron supplements and multivitamin with B12. ...Read more
I have been told by a few doctors that my red blood cells are large what is the cause? I've have not been given an answe r
Macrocytosis: Large red cells, measured by the MCV or mean corpuscular volume, are most commonly caused by drinking alcohol, an underactive thyroid, certain medications, viyamin B12 orfolate deficiency, an excess of new red blood cells (reticulocytosis), or bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome. A hematologist can make the diagnosis easily but may need to perform a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more
Macrocytosis: Large red cells, or macrocytosis, can be due to vitamin deficiencies (b12, folate, thiamine), alcohol use, an underactive thyroid, liver disease, excessive production of new red blood cells (reticulocytosis), and bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome. Some people are born with big red cells. Please see a hematologist so that the correct diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
Can doctors tell me what does that mean.. Doctor said he found "high amounts of red cancer blood cells" ?
Doctor said: You need to go back to that doctor and ask what they said. Misunderstanding and miscommunication does not help anyone. ...Read more
On the side of my cheek it looks like there is broken blood cells it's not a red sensation like in the oral cancer photos ?
Oral examination: If this persists for 3 weeks, please, have your mouth examined by a physician. ...Read more
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