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If you have lukiemia can you see the cells in blood?

If you have lukiemia can you see the cells in blood?

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

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Please tell me, could my blood results mean lukiemia or lymphoma?

Please tell me, could my blood results mean lukiemia or lymphoma?

Hard to say...: Without knowing exactly what those results are, it is impossible to tell. Leukemia can be frequently diagnosed based on examination of the blood, lymphoma not so often. Please ask your physician to interpret the results of your blood tests for an adequate diagnosis. ...Read more

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2 years ago i finished treatments for acute lymphoma lukiemia, i've been bruising badly recently, is this a sign its coming back?

2 years ago i finished treatments for acute lymphoma lukiemia, i've been bruising badly recently, is this a sign its coming back?

Not necessarily: However, you should call your oncologist and have a CBC done. Any new medications? Could also be due to recent infections, stress, etc. I would not worry. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is luchemia?

What is luchemia?

Leukemia: Malignant overgrowth of the precursor white cells of the blood that live in the bone marrow. There are a great many different kinds, many curable. ...Read more

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Is there any cure from lucemia?

Is there any cure from lucemia?

Leukemia: Some leukemias can and often are cured, though there are no guarantees. Others cannot ever be cured. ...Read more

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What age must you be to take lekuemia?

Any age: Some forms of leukemia are more common around particular ages, but no one is immune. People may even be born with it, though this is uncommon. ...Read more

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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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Who gets leukemia?

Who gets leukemia?

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 more

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What causes leukemia?

What causes leukemia?

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

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Is leukemia terminal?

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 more

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