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Doctor insights on: Rare Blood Cancer Types

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What blood cancer is actually?

What blood cancer is actually?

See below: Blood cancer is the common/lay term for leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and the types vary between children and adults. Leukemias in children are more curable. Leukemias usually affect white blood cells but can affect red cells and platelets also. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of. Blood cancer?

Too numerous to list: "blood cancer" is a so-so term for leukemia. Anything from a vague feeling of tiredness building over months from a mild anemia, to a catastrophic illness with fatal hemorrhage from many places or catastrophic stroke, or nothing at all. If you have any concerns about having leukemia or any other serious illness, get with your physician -- we can almost always spot serious disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having blood cancer?

What are symptoms of having blood cancer?

Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There is large variety of blood cancers, leukemias, and these have different symptoms. Common symptoms are fever, infection, enlarged lymph nodes, bleeding etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What are the general signs of blood cancer?

What are the general signs of blood cancer?

Blood cancer: Signs may include weight loss, fever, fatigue, unexplained bruising, recurring infections, generalized bone pain. ...Read more

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What are the symtomes of having blood cancer?

What are the symtomes of having blood cancer?

Depends: ..On which blood cells are affected and what kind of "blood cancer" they have. If white cells go down, people can get infections. If red cells go down, the symptom is fatigue. If platelets go down, there is easy bruising and bleeding. Please note than often 2 or all 3 of these (or even other) symptoms can happen in a patient depending on the specific disease they have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is blood cancer diagnosed?

Can you tell me how is blood cancer diagnosed?

Often: ...A blood count will give us an idea of what's happening. That may be enough but we often need special analysis of the blood or an evaluation of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What is the blood cancer? What is the blood cancer?

What is the blood cancer? What is the blood cancer?

Many : Many people refer to leukemia as "blood cancer" even though it can also involve the bone marrow and lymph system. It is caused by immature white blood cells becoming cancerous and multiplying. The are many different classifications of the many leukemias we know about. I attached a website that goes through this in detail and can hopefully answer any other questions you have. ...Read more