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Leukemia Lymphoma Evaluation
Would an intestinal cancer that has spread to the lymph system show in a blood evaluation for lymphoma and leukemia?
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
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
No: Patients with some types of leukemia can develop lumps or tumors. Today these are called granulocytic or myeloid sarcomas or extra medullary myeloid tumors. In the past they were called chloromas because of their greenish hue when cut open. They are usually not in lymph nodes. Lymphomas generally do not float around in blood to the same degree and the tumors are usually in the lump nodes. ...Read more
Blood malignancy: Depending on condition at diagnosis, and with proper evaluation, staging, and treatment - excellent chances for complete remission! ...Read more
Likely for leukemia: Oftentimes leukemias can be picked up on routine CBC since it is a cancer of the blood and causes abnormal values of your red and white blood cells to appear. Lymphomas do not always affect the blood in a way that would be picked up on cbc. All leukemias however will not be picked up on routine CBC and CBC alone will not tell you what kind of leukemia specifically one might have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of hematological malignancies? What is the leading cause for hematological malignancies, such as leukemia or lymphoma?
Hard to say...: Many times we don't know what causes leukemia or lymphoma, irrespective of type. The process is probably multifactorial and has a strong genetic component. In a small subset of cases exposure to various toxins like paint fumes, or to radiation, can also cause it, but this represents only a small percentage of patients. There is also an association with certain viruses (ebv, htlv). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia is a sign of: Something causing lower red blood cells: blood loss, excessive destruction, or lack of production are possibilities. While the most common is blood loss from bleedig, the source must be found. Anemia may be a first sign of leukemia or lymphoma, but not very likely. Women lose blood menstrually. Oozing blood into GI tract is common. You doctor may work it up or send you to a heamtologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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