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What Is Lukiemia
Most of time: Usually by looking at blood sample, abnormal levels of white blood cells(increased or decreased) and platelets can be detected. A lot of times a bone marrow sample is obtained to confirm the diagnosis. Specialized tests can be performed on marrow to determine the characteristics for best course of therapy. ...Read more
2 years ago i finished treatments for acute lymphoma lukiemia, i've been bruising badly recently, is this a sign its coming back?
Anyone...: can get leukemia. Rarely some individuals might inherit a familial disposition, and a few occupational exposures may increase risk (radiation or benzene exposure). More often it occurs from a series of random mutations that happens by bad luck in a single bone marrow stem cell. These mutations causes it to increase in number dramatically, pushing out healthy cells, but leaves them under developed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leukemia cause: We don't know for sure. Leukemia develops as the consequence of a series of genetic changes in blood cell offsprings. These changes alter normal growth and differentiation of the cells, resulting in an accumulation of abnormal, immature blood cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Exposure to chemicals, radiation, tobacco, or chemotherapy, infection, etc have been associated with leukemia. ...Read more
No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a cancer center where you can find experienced leukemia specialists especially if it is an acute leukemia(as opposed to chronic leukemias which are less serious and easier to treat). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer