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What do the doctors do for teenage boys with lukemia?

What do the doctors do for teenage boys with lukemia?

Treat them: Young people with leukemia have the best chance for remission and possibly cure. The treatment is long and involved and involves a lot of health care professionals as well as a lot of love and support through the ordeal for both the patient and the family. ...Read more

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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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What test do doctors do to diagnose leukemia?

What test do doctors do to diagnose leukemia?

Several...: The initial testing includes blood analysis with cbc, differential, and morphology, followed by a bone marrow study (if there is suspicion for leukemia) that entails extensive testing in the form of morphologic evaluation, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular studies, etc. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the first signs or symptoms of leukemia?

Doctors, what are the first signs or 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

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How does a doctor test to see if you have leukemia?

Blood work: The first step is a CBC which can show if there is a problem with the counts. The blood smear can the tell if the cells appear to be abnormal. Usually if the is a concern a bone marrow test, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics may be needed. ...Read more

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Could doctors tell if you have leukemia by a blood test?

Could doctors tell if you have leukemia by a blood test?

Usually yes: If there are signs and symptoms suspicious of leukemia, the initial test is usually a blood test (cbc with differential and morphology) followed by a bone marrow study. ...Read more

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Would a doctor order it if I asked to be tested for leukemia?

A blood count: Leukemia is suspected, and may be diagnosed, by a blood count. A bone marrow biopsy is usually required to confirm the diagnosis and get additional information about the leukemia. The doctor would likely do a blood count, however, a bone marrow biopsy is an invasive procedure that would only be done if the blood count suggested a serious bone marrow disorder, of which leukemia is one. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if you have leukemia without going to the doctor's?

Not that I know. : The only way to definitive diagnose this disorder is through a series of tests run by a medical team. ...Read more

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If you already have slowly progressing leukemia and a cancerous growth has been identified by doctors is this possible to be treated?

If you already have slowly progressing leukemia and a cancerous growth has been identified by doctors is this possible to be treated?

Yes.: Yes, this situation is treatable. Chemotherapy and/or a bone marrow transplant may be used to treat your leukemia, which can be put in remission or, at least monitored. Meanwhile, your growth can likely be removed with excision of the surrounding tissues to be sure it has not spread. Depending on the type of your leukemia and your growth the therapy will vary. See your dr. For more details. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's hodgkins lymphoma or leukemia ?

How do doctors determine if it's hodgkins lymphoma or leukemia ?

Testing: Biopsies of affected sites in the body and subsequent testing determine the diagnosis. Special tests are run by a pathologist that determine if an abnormal lymph node, for example, is consistent with hodgkin lymphoma or a leukemia. It is important to know the difference, since these diseases are treated differently. ...Read more

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