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How do you know if your child has leukemia or not?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: To see pediatrician

You should bring your child to see your pediatrician and dicuss further with her/him in detail about possibilities.
She/he will examine your child and order the necessary initial blood work. If there is anything suspicious then she/he will be able to refer you to see a pediatric hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation/testings i.e. A bone marrow biopsy etc.

In brief: To see pediatrician

You should bring your child to see your pediatrician and dicuss further with her/him in detail about possibilities.
She/he will examine your child and order the necessary initial blood work. If there is anything suspicious then she/he will be able to refer you to see a pediatric hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation/testings i.e. A bone marrow biopsy etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the very best.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Leukemia diagnosis

Although there are various symptoms (what you feel/notice) and signs (what a physician finds) in a child iwht leukemia, a definitive diagnosis requires that a specialist examine your blood.
Often a bone marrow test (performed by a hematologist or hematologist/oncolgoist) is necessary. Leukemia can progress rapidly, so seeing a physician should not be postponed; earlier diagnosis can be life-saving.

In brief: Leukemia diagnosis

Although there are various symptoms (what you feel/notice) and signs (what a physician finds) in a child iwht leukemia, a definitive diagnosis requires that a specialist examine your blood.
Often a bone marrow test (performed by a hematologist or hematologist/oncolgoist) is necessary. Leukemia can progress rapidly, so seeing a physician should not be postponed; earlier diagnosis can be life-saving.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
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