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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Having Leukemia
32 weeks pregnant. WBC currently at 14. Full blood work up, all results negative except flow cytometry showing. 01 for leukemia - what does this mean!
Need to see actual: Report. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, pregnant women normally have higher WBC counts and your is in the normal range. ...Read more
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
VERY VERY UNLIKELY:
One can say for sure that you can not diagnose leukemia based on these two tests
normal white blood ceels count is 4.5 to 10000wbcs/mcl. Your count is slightly high which can be due to other conditions like infection and your red blood count 4.5 millions is normal. Normal values are 4.2to 5.4 milions cells/mcl
also we do not know what differential count is and what the blood smear shows.
Consult md. ...Read more
No guesswork here: There is no one symptom that can point to a definite diagnosis of acute leukemia. It is something that requires a simple blood test called CBC and differential count which can be run in any laboratory and the results can indicate if there is some abnormality that indicates a possiblity of leukemia which usually shows up in the blood but sometimes it requires bone marrow examinat for confirmation. ...Read more
What could this mean? Alt of 111 N= 9-46Ab. Neut. 12, 500 N=1500-7800WBC 15.0 N=3.8-10.8We are worried he has leukemia. Lost his insurance so no Dr.
Many causes: One high liver function and an elevated white blood count and neutrophil count does not mean leukemia. In a 29 year old an infection is much more likely. You would expect more changes in a CBC than this with leukemia. Who ordered the test and why? That would be the person best able to guide you. Hope this helps. ...Read more
???: I'm not sure what that means. I guess your blood work is inconclusive and the doc cannot make a definite diagnosis. Tell your doc to explain what he/she meant with that and more importantly what he/she wants to do about it. ...Read more
Not always: Neutropenia means low numbers of white blood cells. One of the many causes of neutropenia is bone marrow failure due to leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (mds). A good hematologist can check you and guide you to find the cause and a solution with proper treatment. ...Read more
If your blood tests came back normal testing the red and white count... Does that mean you do not have leukemia?
Leukemia: Usually yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does ot mean when you have leukemia and all blood work comes back good exept for molecular count? It was 0.0007 and now it's 0.04.
What does it mean when your told you are normal carrier type negative slt3 and they talked about chromosome 16 my daughter passed from leukemia?
Needs clarifications: First, iwhat your doctor meant is that you had a normal karyotype, meaning your chromosomes were normal. I'm guessing you were told you were negative for flt3, a mutation that can be seen in patients with AML and that is associated with a poor prognosis. Your daughter's oncologist is telling you that your daughter did not inherit her leukemia from you and your other children aren't at risk. ...Read more
Globulin 2.0 L And alb/glob 2.4 H what does this mean and should it be repeated? Mall other blood work great! Could this be leukemia? Just concerned.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the information you provided is not a cause for concern. There is nothing the data provided to suggest leukemia. ...Read more
See below...: "traces of leukemia" is not standard terminology, therefore reviewing the pathology report with the help of an oncologist is necessary to understand the diagnosis. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with leukemia, this may mean that a small amount of disease is still present but this is just an educated guess and review of the pathology report is necessary. ...Read more
MV-4-11: ...this is the name of a leukemia cell line used by cancer researchers. They originally came from a 10 year old boy with acute leukemia and they have the convenient property of being able to grow endlessly in a lab cell culture dish. Cancer researchers might use them for various purposes, such as testing new drugs, before trying them in people. ...Read more
No: Temporally, slightly low platelets, that are still more then 100, 000 usually have little significance. You can see that as a consequence of viral infection. If they remain low and are trending down think liver disease or auto-immune problems, and medications. In the absence of other abnormalities it isn't a harbinger of lymphoma. Best to to with your doc about it. Good health. ...Read more
I have a CBC w/diff done. Everything normal. Platelets were 429.should I worry about that? Could that mean leukemia?
Wait to worry: You need to tell us your medical history such as why did you have your blood tested in the first place? Your platelet count is slightly high but it is within a safe range at present. If it rises further to a level above 5, 00, 000, you will need to have a blood specialist (Hematologist's)opinion and further testing to find the cause. ...Read more
What does it mean if someone is given 1 week to live with aml leukemia? Are there any treatments with such a short time given?
Typically....: We are not so specific about such things unless the outcome for a person is all too clear, and even then it is difficult to be precise. People surprise us routinely, so much so that end of life can be quite humbling for us as physicians. Open dialog with your provider is key. Goals are often directed toward comfort care and meeting the needs of the family as a whole. Condolences. ...Read more
Blood results came back borderline high: lymph man, abs mono, eos man. What does it mean? Can someone explain the results? Read it could be leukemia
Borderline labs: Borderline means not high so not abnormal. Discuss with the Dr. Who ordered it as will know how to interpret for you. ...Read more
Oncology- are nosebleeds a symptom of leukemia in kids? I have read they are common, but also that they can mean cancer. Normal vs worry some?
Mine have them: All 3 of my children have had nosebleeds from time to time and none have had cancer. Nosebleeds are almost always due to dry noses, nose-picking, dry air, colds, and or can just happen. Cancer is a very rare cause. Any doubts of course, please don't hesitate to bring them in to your pediatrician. There are no bad questions for your pediatrician! ...Read more
What does it mean if you have always had a high wbc count like11-12 and then one day it is 16 with no signs of feeling sick. Could this be a leukemia.
Could be, or: Could be not, other causes for increased WBC count include infections, drug effects, stress or inflammatory disorders. Clinical context is important too, the counts are high, no doubt, but have to be put in perspective, why are you checking those counts in the first place? You need to follow up with your doctor who may refer you to a hematologist, best wishes ...Read more
Not likely: An elevated WBC usually just means that your body is under stress and is expected with a sinus infection. A rash can be from any number of things (including medicines, stress, and viruses) but is rarely a sign of any cancer. Sinus infections and rashes are both much more common than cancers. ...Read more
What does it mean to have moderate Ovalocytes, few Tear drops and few Macrocytes? While in maintenance therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
These are terms: That describe the shape and size of Red Blood Cells. You describe treatment for ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), which is a problem with abnormal proliferation of dysfunctional white blood cells. Both are produced in bone marrow. Discuss these finding with your hematologist in the context of your case. In the meantime, realize anything that affects bone marrow also affects the RBC's production. ...Read more
What does high blast cells mean that show up in a regular cbc? I have leukemia n can't go into remission, so I feel like my doctor has given up on me.
Consult: I'm sorry about your illness. Some types of leukemia are often curable; others are not. The fact that you have written tells me that this is time for a review by a second specialist in leukemia -- not because I suspect error, but because communication may have broken down. You have an absolute right both to clear answers (outlook, options) and to feel cared-for regardless of your illness's course. ...Read more
My adult friend says his bone marrow is now solid and he has leukemia. What does this mean in terms of progression of the disease or treatment outcome?
Leukemia: By that I think he means that his bone marrow is extensively infiltrated by leukemic cells. Some forms of leukemia, even with such involvement, can respond to modern treatment. His hematologist or oncologist is best qualified to offer a prognosis as they would know the cell type of your friends leukemia. ...Read more
6 months old had follow up CBC says high platelet count (633) we have an immediate family history of leukemia. Is this concerning or what could this mean?
Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that I think of in a patient with abdominal pain. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. ...Read more
Does a bone biopsy test for leukemia? My doctor wants me to have a bone biopsy. Does this mean he thinks I have leukemia? .
Not necessarily: Bone biopsy is a test to evaluate how your bone is producing blood products. If you have anemia or any other number of benign blood issues a biopsy may be recommended. Ultimately if you are worried about what the doctor is looking for then you should ask him. It's your body and you need to know! ...Read more
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