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What Is The Prognosis For Signs Of Leukemia?

I am very worried about my 27 year old sister she has all the signs of leukaemia. She went to her gp the other day for a blood test but they said they need to take another. I really concerned as I don't want to lose her. She has lost weight, says she is tired all the time and sometimes she has blood when she wipes her self and for the last week or so she said that she has been waking up with blood around her mouth. And other symptoms. If she had it what would it mean to her.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
She should go for complete blood count, peripheral smear examination and bone marrow examination. Only this investigation gives perfect idea whethet she is suffering from leukemia or not. And if she has leukemia then which type of leukemia she have.
Prognosis depends on the type and stage of leukemia.

So go for blood testing.

Second thing is that she might have some other illness like tuberculosis. From symptoms only we can not conclude any thing with perfection.
So consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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Hematologist Dr. Hardik Sanghvi's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Her symptoms are common in many other disease than the leukemia. She should go for complete blood count and peripheral smear examination. It will give you exact diagnosis then she should take treatment accordingly. Don't worry about leukemia. She may not have leukemia.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Pediatrician, Hematology Oncology Dr. Kunal's  Response
there is no substitute for a lab report giving diagnosis. these symptoms might be due to other conditions as well [like liver problem, aplastic anemia and so on..]. do a confirmatory test then only think for it. anyway, leukemias at her age can be cured as well.
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HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern for your sister, early diagnosis the treatment really gives good result and patient can have normal life expectancy and this is nothing to worry you can see the oncologist and have a words, take care, have a good luck.
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What Is The Prognosis For Signs Of Leukemia?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. She should go for complete blood count, peripheral smear examination and bone marrow examination. Only this investigation gives perfect idea whethet she is suffering from leukemia or not. And if she has leukemia then which type of leukemia she have. Prognosis depends on the type and stage of leukemia. So go for blood testing. Second thing is that she might have some other illness like tuberculosis. From symptoms only we can not conclude any thing with perfection. So consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.