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Does it mean it is cancer if I have thrombocytopenia and have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

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What is the diagnosis made by your treating doctors?.
Please find out as there are many causes for low platelets. One of the common ones is called itp ( idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). This is a chronic problem but it is not cancer. If the steroids do not help, the next best option of treatment is to remove the spleen(splenectomy) which can induce a remission. There are other new medical tr.

In brief: Should know diagnosi

What is the diagnosis made by your treating doctors?.
Please find out as there are many causes for low platelets. One of the common ones is called itp ( idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). This is a chronic problem but it is not cancer. If the steroids do not help, the next best option of treatment is to remove the spleen(splenectomy) which can induce a remission. There are other new medical tr.
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