Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Is it possible to have leukemia without any usual symptoms?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Oncologist
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1420 Questions
Question
Hi, can a 43 year old guy have leukemia without any of the usual symptoms? What about liver and pancreatic cancer?

Ty
Posted Thu, 14 Nov 2013 in Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, he can have leukemia

Detailed Answer:
hi
thanks for your query.
Leukemia is often insidious and the typical symptoms like fever, fatigue, bleeding are often absent. Sometimes it is diagnosed on a routine blood test. What type of leukemia is he having? The chronic types, as against acute ones, are even more insidious.
Liver and pancreatic cancer are usually associated with symptoms like pain, weight loss, jaundice, low appetite, etc. However, they may also be insidious.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer further followup queries, if any.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Is it possible to have leukemia without any usual symptoms? 2 minutes later
He isn't having any symptoms of leukemia .. I'm just wondering if it's possible and what the odds are of it just showing up
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Odds very low

Detailed Answer:
Leukemia is a rare disease in the population. Don't think of it just like that.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Is it possible to have leukemia without any usual symptoms? 1 hour later
So I shouldn't worry about it? I hope you're right - I'm losing sleep over this.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should not worry about it

Detailed Answer:
Hope this has helped. If you do not need any other clarifications then please close this query and give feedback.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Oncologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor