Leukemia

What is Leukemia?

Its a type of blood cancer involving high leukocyte count. Leukaemia is classified by the dominant cell type, and by duration from onset to death. This occurs in acute leukaemia within a few months in most cases, and is associated with acute symptoms including severe anaemia, haemorrhages, and slight enlargement of lymph nodes or the spleen.

Questions and answers on "Leukemia"

I am doing a research project on leukemia in children. I am supposed to give a pathological reason for signs and symptoms. My instructor has the normal blood pressure listed as 100/70 and the abnormal as 100/60. Is there a reason related to this child's leukemia for the decrease in the diastolic figure?

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Cause of leukamia is known ,only some of precipitating are declared about change in blood pressure in your case had nothing do with leukamia

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if i double dosed on nature thyroid what do it do suppose to take 1/2 grain and took 1 grain have many issues cll leukemia; high wbc 400k and etc tomorrow do i not take the thyroid meds or same 1/2 grain or 1/4 grain not sure how this effects the system and my dr is out of town for a week

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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

You should take thyroid medication in leukemia. There is no harm in that. But changes in dosage depends on many factors like chemotherapy, thyroid hormones level and other factors . So for dosage adjustment you hate...

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my girlfriend has a heart problem, she has her palpitations. she has also her Leukemia@stage 2 that is why i let her take some supplements for her leukemia to fight WBC. and right now, she has his palpitations. im not sure if the supplements i let her take cause her palpitations. what can u suggest doctor? is it the supplements make her palpitate?

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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

The palpitations felt in the heart is a conscious awareness of the increased pumping activity of heart. This is usually caused by anxiety. It can also be caused due to the problem in the heart that your girlfriend has. Since you have not mentioned the heart problem in...

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Hi, how do person know when they have lupus or leukemia?Need help thanks

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hello
thanx for health care magic
SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness
but in leukemia ,White blood cells, which are involved in fighting pathogen
Damage to the...

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hi sir, my peripheral blood film report said in in RBC s catagory that show mild anisopoikilocytosis with the presence of predominantly normocytes, mild polychromasia is seen. and at last the opinion is Normocytic Normochromic picture. So Sir i am in tension what is Anisopoikilocytosis? Someone said me it is leukemia indicator, is it ture? plz answer me fast sir thanx

doctor1 MD

HI, welcome to HCM, I am Dr.Das
No. You have heard wrong information. Anisopoikilocytosis never indicates early leukemia.
In peripheral blood film examination, the size, shape rbcs are important finding. If there is variation of these among the examined cells , it is called anisopoikilocytosis....

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hi im so worry i might have leukemia. im not feeling good at all. i feel really tired,loss of appetite,vomiting nauseous. i went to the hospital saturday and sunday but i dont have a infection. im going to another doctor tomorrow to get some blood work done but i want to get a idea of what could i have. family history my brother had leukemia.

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Brief Answer:
Symptoms not suggestive of diabetes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about these symptoms and the disturbing thoughts about leukemia that have been going on in your mind. Please, it appears you are being too hard to yourself. The mere...

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Hello. I am a 38 year old female. I just had an annual bloodwork done a few weeks ago, CBC and the other tests for kidney function, etc.
I notice I had some bruises on my thighs, and a few times on my feet after wearing tennis shoes for an extended period.
My question is, since I just had blood work done, and it was all normal, should I be worried about leukemia? I have no other symptoms.
Thank you so much!

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Please do not get worried with the possibilities of having Leukemia, it comes with a whole lot of other signs & symptoms.

You have mentioned in your post that your blood investigation reports are normal and there are no other symptoms.
Presence of some...

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i am a survivor of leukemia went through hundreds of lp's and bone marrows. My friend "lisa" well call her was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. I know that breast cancer and leukemia are different but they're actually pretty much the same treatments. Just lately Iowa city hospitals diagnosed her with stage 4 saying that the cancer in her breast was gone but she had tumors in her brain and on her spine. From prev. ex. i know that a hospital should be doing lps and bone marrows then, RIGHT? Iowa city has not performed either the only thing to prove the sarcoma came from a sore few ribs and an xray that she didnt see. I had leukemia and had a battery of them tests for three yrs
they havent givin her one

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Cancer is a condition where there is uncontrolled abnormal proliferation of abnormal cells. Treatment of cancer involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy depending on the stage and type of cancer. It is possible that chemotherapy medicines might be similar...

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If someone has leukemia is it safe to have sex

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Brief Answer:
Leukemia and sex

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking.Yes it is save for someone how have leukemia to have sex. In case that the person how had the disease is under chemotherapy it's better to be careful during the contact.Hope this answer your question.Kindly Dr...

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if a girl has leukemia or thinks they might have it is it OK to still have sex with them

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Brief Answer:
It is ok. Leukemia its not transmitted from person to person

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using HCM to post your question.
I read it carefully and I understand your concern.

No, you don't get infected with leukemia if you have sex with these people. Leukemia its not an...

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Recent questions on  Leukemia

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I have had a head ache for two years or more. I have one about everyday.Its in behind my left eye up my neck and my head get so sore it feel like i have had i been hit by something. Nothing i take will help. Sometimes it last up to 12 hrs.Most of the time it 4 hrs.I got a shot last week and it help for 2 days i felt so lucky. But it was right back.I don t get sick from them i have been put on Migraine med sumatriptan & Gabapentin Hydrocod-APAP 7.5 but nothing s to help.I had a MRI and it was okay.I went to the eye Dr.and had my glasses change. I am going throw Chemo know i though that would help but it didn t. I have leukemia and the cancer in in my bone marrow. These headache as about got the best of me when when i have them its hard for me to see. I can t lay down it hurt so bad i have to set up until it stop. My daughter had a problem with head ache they got so bad she like to never found anyone to help her nothing would stop the pain. She found a Dr. that would help her. She had a blood vessel pressing on a nerve in her brain and it was so deep in her brain nothing could stop the pain. She had brain surgery and she done great. She was in nurses school.She had the surgery on Friday and was back in class on Monday.It was awful what she went throw because no one would listen. i don t want to take drug like hydrocod i gust need help

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I m a 32 year old women who is generally in good health. I ve had mild to moderate headaches non stop for the past 3 weeks as well as constipation which is getting a bit better but still isn t right.I also haven t had a period since August when my doctor performed a coloscopy to remove mutated cells. My doctors did blood work and so far the only unusual thing to come up is that my white blood cell count is 2.9- any ideas what might be wrong and how I can fix it please?

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hi I have been originally diaganosed as having pmr with joint pain [severe night sweats and weight loss after several test including west nile and lyme they are now suggesting luekemia and perhaps one that is treated without radiation or chemo.Can you offer an opinion and prognosis

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I had chemo two years ago for non hodgkins lymphoma/ lukemia. I was stage 4 . I went for a check up today and they said that my blood that showed something wrong with my bone marrow. When I was first diagnosed he said my bone marrow was like 88 now it is 157. What does that mean.

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Dear doctors I’m super worried . I went for a physical exam and found out my wbc are a little to high than Normal at 12.13 reference range is 3.66-11.99. Also my patelletes were low at 111 range 144-400 This was last Monday and just Sunday I was...

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I just noticed these spots under my armpit a few inches. It is slightly itchy. Its only here, no where else on body. I recently used a tanning bed ( I know it's bad, but wanted to get some color for vacation). I burned slightly in this area. Is it...

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