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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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What is lymphoma, and does lymphoma come from leukemia?

What is lymphoma, and does lymphoma come from leukemia?

Kissing cousins!: When a blood cell starts growing out of control in the place where it is 'born', i.e. The blood factory or bone marrow, then it creates a leukemia. When the blood cell is born normally and then moves to the lymph nodes in the body (tonsils, appendix etc) to get educated to function well, but instead grows out of control at that point, then it is a lymphoma. ...Read more

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Wat is difference between leukemia nd lymphoma?

Wat is difference between leukemia nd lymphoma?

There are many: Subtypes with both diseases, but in general lymphoma involves the nodes and leukemia is more typically dominant in the bone marrow and bloodstream. The more common acute leukemia in adults is a myeloid, not a lymphoid, process. ...Read more

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When you are tested for lymphoma are you tested for leukemia at the same time?

Not usually: Depending on the circumstance we sometimes test for both, however we typically do not test for both at the same time in the same patient. ...Read more

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Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Yes! Absolutely!: Childhood leukemia and lymphoma, for the most part, are very treatable diseases. Certain subgroups of patients have exceptional outcomes. But some don't. So it would depend on the specific type of leukemia/lymphoma. ...Read more

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Which are your leukemia or lymphoma symptoms?

Which are your leukemia or lymphoma symptoms?

Common Symptoms are: Common signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphomas include: fever or chills persistent fatigue, weakness frequent infections losing weight without trying swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen easy bleeding or bruising tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae) excessive sweating, especially at night bone pain or tenderness see your doctor. This is a seriocancerus issue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

Fever is a common Sx: Infections are often a first symptoms, so fever can be the first symptom. So can be poor appetite, weight loss and general weakness.Many times it is enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groins or armpits especially more so in lymphomas. ...Read more

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Have you had lymphoma that has turned into leukemia?

Yes: There are several diseases with similar findings which can present with either blood/marrow burden or lymph node burden. Acute myeloid leukemia can occur as a late complication of aggressive treatment for lymphoma. ...Read more

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

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

Leukemia primarily: Involves the blood and bone marrow and can be myeloid or lymphoid. Lymphoma involves the lymph nodes, and by definition is either a b or t cell process. These are general comments. Some leukemias involve nodes and many lymphomas involve the marrow. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

Typical Symptoms: ... Of leukemia are easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath with exertion, or infections. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Lymphomas typically cause enlarged lymph nodes, though other tissues may be involved. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more