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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

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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Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Repeat CBC and: Coagulation studies in 1 month, if everything turns out okay then you are probably okay. Keep the close relationship with your doctor. And take good care of that baby. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Would several normal CBCs rule out leukemia? Symptoms:petechiae (w/normal platelet count) and mild (not drenching) barely visible night sweats. Worry?

Would several normal CBCs rule out leukemia? Symptoms:petechiae (w/normal platelet count) and mild (not drenching) barely visible night sweats. Worry?

Easy does it Brad!: A single normal CBC, without abnormal leukocytes, rules out leukemia at your age. It's fairly common for folks to get episodes of sweating at night; nobody knows why. If you're not running a fever, I'd ignore it. Some folks have fragile vessels and a few petechiae can follow activity; mild Ehlers-Danlos is only one idea. A tourniquet test might clarify this. I'd stop worrying. ...Read more

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Leukemia taste changes?

Leukemia taste changes?

Taste changes: When you are not feeling well (having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of taste (dysgeusia) can be also caused by other things like drugs- eg. Antibiotics, asthma treatment, chemotherapy, zinc deficiency etc. ...Read more

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How can you get leukemia?

How can you get leukemia?

Leukemia: Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia. ...Read more

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What tests show leukemia?

What tests show leukemia?

CBCj, flow cytometry: Leukemia is suspected when abnormal cells our found in the blood, or when blood counts are very low. The first test is the CBC (complete blood count). If abnormal cells are in the blood, they can be identified by flow cytometry, which analyzes compounds on the surface of blood cells. The definitive test otherwise is a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, usually taken from the pelvic bone. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose leukemia?

Blood or bone marrow: Typically this s diagnosed by a bone marrow test. In the marrow will be the abnormal proliferation of cells of the same type. At times, these cells in the can "spill" into the blood. When this occurs, the leukemia s diagnosed on blood tests. Even when noticed in the blood, a marrow test is usually performed as well. ...Read more

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Why did my child get leukemia?

Why did my child get leukemia?

No one knows: Only in rare circumstances do we actually know the cause. Those times would be if the child was previously treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, if there is a known genetic problem like down's syndrome or in a few families where it may be hereditary. Exposures, foods, cellphones, high voltage transmission towers, etc have not been proven to increase the risk of getting leukemia. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have leukemia?

How do I know if I have leukemia?

Hard to say: Fatigue, pallor weakness are common symptoms, but diagnosis is made by review of blood smear. Symptoms at onset are generally subtle and develop over long periods of time. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from leukemia?

Depends on type of l: There are 4 different types of leukemia, so we need to know what type of leukemia are you interested in knowing about? There is definitely a chance of dying from leukemia but there is also curative treatment available for many patients with leukemia. So you need to ask this question to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing leukemia?

Nothing: I do not know of anything that can prevent leukemia. A study at mayo clinic by dr. Shanafelt was looking at treating early stage cll with green tea extract. Further studies will likely go forward. Some risk factors, such as prior chemotherapy for other cancers can increase the risk of leukemia, but that is likely not avoidable. I am unaware of any diet or exercise intervention. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of leukemia?

Not Many Symptoms: Leukemia does not always cause symptoms, especially at first. When it does cause symptoms, the most common ones include:
-feeling very tired and weak
-bleeding more easily than normal
-getting sick from infections more easily than normal
these symptoms can also be caused by conditions that are not leukemia. But if you have these symptoms, you should let your doctor or nurse know. ...Read more

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I would like to know about leukemia?

More specific?: You can find a lot of info about leukemia at www. Lls. Org.
Basically it is a cancer of white blood cells- can be chronic or acute. Chronic leukemia usually is asymptomatic at presentation and diagnosis is made from abnormal blood work. Acute leukemia can be presented with symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, low platelet, easy bruising/bleeding, frequent infection, weight loss, bony pain, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Why leukemia is more common to boys?

You're right: Leukemia is about 30% more common in boys than girls. I couldn't find the reason and I doubt that it's known. If you're interested in a scholarly article, see:
http://seer.Cancer.Gov/publications/childhood/leukemia. Pdf. ...Read more

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What could fab m0 mean with leukemia?

What could fab m0 mean with leukemia?

This is a very: Specific classification based on the french american british (fab) group. M0 is undifferentiated or "stem cell" leukemia. ...Read more

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What foods are good for leukemia cure?

Probably none: Green tea has been studied in chronic lymphocytic leukemia but is by no means a cure. Only acute leukemias have a chance of cure and this is with chemotherapy. We have to stick with treatment that has been academically studied so if someone is telling you that certain foods can cure cancer, you need to walk out the door. That is in my opinion unethical. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have leukemia?

Blood test usually: If you have certain symptoms, blood tests will be done which may show leukemia. These tests may not show the leukemia outright. Either way, if there is. Still concern, a bone marrow test will be done. This test will be able to determine if the symptoms are leukemia or not. ...Read more

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Can a child be truly cured of leukemia?

Can a child be truly cured of leukemia?

MAY need Transplant: Cure may also depend upon finding a suitable 'bone marrow (stem cell) donor' and getting a stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of leukemia?

Quite Varied: Patients often present with weakness, fever, bleeding or infection. Anemia is common, this leads to feeling of tiredness and poor general feeling. A simple blood test (CBC) is all it will take to find out the diagnosis and answer your question. ...Read more

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How would I know if its advanced leukemia?

Bone marrow: Need bone marrow biopsy and peripheral smear.
Your hematologist oncologist can tell you exactly the type and stage. There are no good leukemias, they are still leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leukemia in teen?

What are the symptoms of leukemia in teen?

Leukemia: I assume you are asking about acute leukemia. In teen, incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is way more common than aml. Symptoms can include-fatigue/no energy, pallor, shortnes of breath easily, multiple episodes of infections, fevers, chils, bony pain, easy bruising, bleeding, weight loss, etc. Read more at www. Lls. Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www. Nccn. Com. ...Read more

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What are is the body's response to leukemia?

What are is the body's response to leukemia?

The most common: Symptoms are fatigue, sometimes shortness of breath and abnormal bleeding and/or sever bruising. The concerns with leukemia are infection and life-threatening bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I may have leukemia. What do I do?

I'm afraid I may have leukemia. What do I do?

Learn about it: At your age, if you feel well, you almost certainly don't have leukemia. If you have symptoms, a normal CBC rules it out. Educate yourself about life's real risks, and if you sense your fear of leukemia is out of proportion, talk with your physician about perhaps overcoming a trick your mind is playing on you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are leukemia symptoms?

Could you tell me what are leukemia symptoms?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What should I expect in last stage of leukemia?

Leukemia patients: Usually get in trouble with either infection or bleeding. If transfusions are with held and leukemia is quite active then there can be a fairly rapid decline. ...Read more

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Is the course all downhill for acute m leukemia?

Is the course all downhill for acute m leukemia?

No: It depends on patient' s condition, type of response, Cytogenetics, and if a transplant can be done in poor risk disease or not ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of leukemia?

Can you tell me which are the signs of leukemia?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leukemia?

Hematologic neoplasm: 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 but in lymphoid tissues. ...Read more

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How effective is the R-CHOP regimen for treating leukemia?

Confirm your diagnos: R-CHOP is commonly used for the treatment of Lymphoma (not for Leukemia). Ask your doctor what exactly is the name of your Cancer (there are more than one Leukemias). R-CHOP is a very effective treatment for Lymphoid variety of Cancers like the various Lymphomas.
Let us know what you find out. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more