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What is cmml?

What is cmml?

CMML: Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/index.

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What is leukemia?

What is leukemia?

Blood cancer: Generally speaking, leukemia is a form of cancer, more specifically a cancer that usually originates in the bone marrow and then spreads into the blood. There are many different types and subtypes with their own particularities. ...Read more

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What is myelofibrosis?

What is  myelofibrosis?

Myelofibrosis: A blood disorder which usually affects the bone marrow causing anemia and low counts, and cause spleen enlargement and other constitutional symptoms like weight loss, malaise, risk of infection and bleeding. It can lead to leukemia or a bone marrow failure syndrome. Bone marrow transplant in young patients can be considered. Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is a new drug approved to treat symptoms of myelofibrosis. ...Read more

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What is myeloma?

What is myeloma?

Bone marrow disease: Myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by excessive growth of plasma cells. It can several complications: excess levels of calcium in the blood, kidney failure, nerve damage, weakening of the bones, increased risk of infections (to name a few). ...Read more

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What is myeloma?

What is myeloma?

Malignant blood : Disease of plasma cells that make proteins and antibodies. This is a disease that can cause bone issues, anemia, elevated calcium and kidney disease. There are several treatments for the disease, but no true cures. ...Read more

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What is myelodysplasia?

What is myelodysplasia?

Leukemia-like: An abnormal clone of cells overgrows some of the bone marrow, causing problems with the formed elements of the blood, but nowhere so severe as in a classic leukemia. There are a great many subtypes with varying likely outcomes. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is lymphoma?

What is lymphoma?

Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read more

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What is gammopathy?

What is gammopathy?

Immoglobulin finding: If a person has an unusually large number of antibodies, but not a single one in great excess, we speak of a polyclonal gammopathy; it's never a specific finding. An abundance of a single antibody is a monoclonal antibody "spike" that is quite common but may indicate or precede (often by decades) plasma cell "multiple" myeloma. ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's?

What is hodgkin's?

Type of lymphoma: There are two basic categories of lymphomas: hodgkin's lymphoma (also called hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin's lymphomas. The difference between these is in the specific lymphocytes involved. Hodgkin's lymphoma is marked by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the reed-sternberg cell (or b lymphocyte). ...Read more

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What is splenomegaly?

What is splenomegaly?

Splenomegaly: Splenomegaly refers to an enlarged spleen, for which there are many causes. Consult your doctor or a hemotologist. ...Read more

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What is pnh?

What is pnh?

Anemia: It's an aquired hemolytic anemia which can be treated and somewhat controlled. See a hematologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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What is radiopathy?

What is radiopathy?

/ radiculopathy: I think you mean radiculopathy. It damage to the area of a nerve as it leaves the spinal cord. Speak to a neurologist for information about the significance. ...Read more

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What is hepatoblastoma?

What is hepatoblastoma?

Liver cancer: A solid tumor/cancer of the liver that occurrs in young children usually ages 4-5 years or younger. Treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is anisocytosis?

What is anisocytosis?

Diverse sized cells: Typical example of anisocytosis is found in iron deficiency anemia. Blood smear shows different sized red cells. ...Read more

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What is haemotology?

Hematology: Is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. ...Read more

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What is neuroblastoma?

What is neuroblastoma?

Cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells in the adrenal gland, neck, chest or spinal cord. It is usually found in young children under the age of 5, most under 2. The outcome of treatment is determined by the age of the child, stage of the tumor, location, spread and histology. ...Read more

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What is myelomonocytic leukemia?

What is myelomonocytic leukemia?

Type of AML: "Myelomonocytic" means that, under the microscope, the abnormal leukemia cells look like a type of white blood cell called a monocyte, or an immature monocyte (monoblast). They also have characteristics of monocytes when stained with certain antibodies. The term might be used with a type of acute leukemia (AMML) or with a more chronic syndrome called CMML (chronic myelomonocytic leukemia). ...Read more

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What is leukocytopenia?

Low WBC: Low white blood cell count. Could be due to a variety of reasons. Generally not concerning if the other cells ( reds and platelets ) look good and you do not have signs of infectin. ...Read more