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What happens when a teenager is diagnosed with leukemia?

What happens when a teenager is diagnosed with leukemia?

They start treatment: Everyone moves quickly to start treatment since the chance of remission is high in young people. ...Read more

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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How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

Depends: Sometimes things are quite obvious since leukemia is rather fast growing. Other times, certain tests such as ct scans and bone marrow examination may be necessary but physicians move quickly to determine if a young patient has leukemia or not so that treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are signs of leukemia in a teenager?

Help please? I want to know what are signs of leukemia in a teenager?

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, 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 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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My mom had cervical cancer twice, and her mom has lukimia. I'm a 16 year old, girl teenager. Do I have the cancer gene and should I be tested?

Unlikely: Unlikely related. A thorough family history of all the cancers in the family (both mom and dad side) is good to have. Here is a good resource.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/genetic-testing. ...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?

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?

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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What are the first symptoms of leukemia?

What are the first symptoms of leukemia?

Acute vs chronic: In many chronic leukemia- people usually are without symptoms and the only abnormality is the abnormal blood work. When more advanced- decrease blood counts can happen causing fatigue, lack of energy, bruising etc. Acute leukemia is a life threatening cancer.It may be presented with fatigue, bleeding, infections, weight loss, fevers, chill, bony pain etc. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Varies: Acute leukemias usually cause symptoms that bring a patient in to a doctor or emergency room. Chronic leukemias are often found incidentally when a blood count is ordered and abnormalities are identified. ...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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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 are the symptoms of a relapse of leukemia?

What are the symptoms of a relapse of leukemia?

Variable: This is variable but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, night sweats, easy bruising or bleeding. There may also be no symptoms. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be if you have leukemia?

Varies.: Some leukemias may cause no symptoms at all, and may be found incidently on a blood count. Others, when more advanced, may cause bruising (from low platelets), weakness (from anemia) or fever and chills or other signs of infection (from abnormal white blood cells). The more serious leukemias may cause bone pain, painfull enlargement of the spleen, or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are the first sign and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the first sign and symptoms of leukemia?

It depends on Type o: There are several types of leukemia, often classified as acute or chronic. This makes 4 types of blood cancers, each with a differnt course and different treatment results. Acute leukemias cause acute illness with fevers and bleeding in skin and other body sites. Chronic leukemia has a slow onset and patients may not feel anything other than mild fatigue or weight loss. A blood test reveals type. ...Read more

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I need to know what some symptoms of leukemia are?

I need to know what some symptoms of leukemia are?

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

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I think I have leukemia. Please what are the symptoms?

I think I have leukemia. Please what are the symptoms?

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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What are typical symptoms of leukemia when diagnosed?

Which leukemia?: There are chronic and acute leukemia. Some symptoms related to acute leukemia may include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, chils, night sweats, weight loss, bleeding, bony pain etc. In chronic leukemia, however, many times-patients are asymptomatic when diagnosed. The evaluation is started due to abnormal blood counts. Sometimes abdominal pain, fatigue, or easy bruising can happen. ...Read more

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How often can people with leukemia show symptoms early on?

How often can people with leukemia show symptoms early on?

Frequently: There are two types of leukemia. Acute and chronic. There are several subtypes within each of these groups. Acute leukemia presents fast. In this case, symptoms may not present "early on" as they seem to come in suddenly. Usually 4-6 weeks prior to diagnosis. At time of diagnosis symptoms are quite profound. Chronic leukemia can be more indolent, with symptom for many months prior to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me first sign and symptoms of leukemia?

Hard to: Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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Might you detect leukemia only after a week of having symptoms?

Might you detect leukemia only after a week of having symptoms?

YES: There is no specific symptom. Symptoms vary, for example: fevers, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath to name a few. Initial best test is a: CBC - complete blood count. This might be abnormal even in the absence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I ask? What are the possible symptoms if you are diagnose in leukemia?

Depends: On the type of leukemia
Acute leukemia patients present quite sick with bleeding brushing, fatigue and fever. Most of them end up in the ER
Chronic leukemia in general routine blood work.
Patients may not have any symptoms ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms of leukemia for 2 years without diagnosis until later?

Is it possible to have symptoms of leukemia for 2 years without diagnosis until later?

Possible: All depend on the type. Of. Leukemia, some. Slow, some are not? What. Type. Of. Leukemia are you. Refering to? ...Read more

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I believe I might have leukemia. I googled the symptoms and I'm experiencing most of them. Help?

Consult your Doctor: We can not help you. You need to to consult your doctor with your symptoms whatever these are and need to get a detailed physical exam and tests if needed
you can not diagnose leukemia by googling, as all information there is can be confusing if you do not how to interpret and use it
make an appointment with your primary care doctor and get examined, and don't make self diagnosis from google. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Yes: Pancytopenia, that is low blood counts for rbc, wbc, platelets indicates a bone marrow problem. The diagnosis requires a bone marrow biopsy. One cause of pancytopenia is leukemia. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of childhood leukemia?

What are symptoms of childhood leukemia?

Leukemia: Symptoms can include pallor, fatigue, multiple infection, bleeding (gum bleeding, nose bleeding, bleeding on the skin etc), fever, failure to thrive/weight loss, bony pain, shotness of breaths. ...Read more

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Feeling cold is it symptom of leukemia?

No: I have treated many patients for leukemia. None had "feeling cold" as her chief complaint. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic leukemia?

What are the symptoms of chronic leukemia?

50% are asymptomatic: About half of patients with chronic leukemia have no symptoms and are discovered on a routine CBC (complete blood count) usually obtained for some other reason. When symptoms do occur, they may include fatigue or tiredness, swollen glands or lymph nodes, low grade fever or sweats that are persistent. More advanced symptoms can include, bleeding, bruising, anemia, enlarging belly or an infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms 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, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more