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What are the causes of leukemia in children?

What are the causes of leukemia in children?

Unknown: Most leukemias in adults and children do not have a specific etiology. Some leukemias in children can be linked to genetic abnormalities like down's syndrome, neurofibromatosis, bloom syndrome, and others. Ethnicity may play a role in all, hispanic children tend to have higer risk. High birth weight has been associated with higher risk though really this is unclear. Other factors are inconsistent. ...Read more

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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Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

Could you tell me about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children?

See below: It is a blood cancer in children. With advances in the treatment the prognosis has improved quite a bit. It used to be universally fatal disease about 15 years ago but now most children survive and get cured. ...Read more

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How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

How typical is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in canada?

See below: Between 2003-2007, 1257 children (age 0-19 years old) were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in canada. See the following website for more information about statistics in canada: http://www.Cancer.Ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia-childhood/statistics/?Region=on. ...Read more

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What's the type of severe anemia that may become leukemia in children?

What's the type of severe anemia that may become leukemia in children?

Anemia to leukemia..: Children with fanconi anemia or diamond-blackfan anemia have a relatively high risk of developing leukemia. Children with myelodysplastic syndrome (mds), which can cause anemia, can eventually cause acute myelogenous leukemia (aml). Similarly, myelofibrosis can cause anemia and eventual leukemia. ...Read more

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Why do i freak out when my children are sick or simply if their leg hurts I panic and think they might have leukemia, I google symptoms all the time?

Why do i freak out when my children are sick or simply if their leg hurts I panic and think they might have leukemia, I google symptoms all the time?

Hard to say: This may be a form of displacement. You pursue a line of investigation that gives you "good mother" points instead of addressing issues that trouble you. You may want to find a therapist and discuss some of your fears and develop ways to address them .It in not uncommon and you can find help. You have done the first thing by realizing something feels wrong. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of leukemia?

What are symptoms of leukemia?

Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of leukemia include what?

Various: These can vary widely. Common symptoms include severe fatigue, fever, easy bruising or bleeding. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of leukemia?

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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