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Blood Cancer

Cancer originating in the blood cells or bone marrow is called blood cancer. The main types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Cancer makes the bone marrow to produce abnormal blood cells, which do not perform the normal functions of the blood cells and do not die, instead get accumulated in the body.

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Please suggest how to proceed with the blood cancer treatment for my 8-year-old son.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 years old. From his birth, he is having a cold and cough problem. After that, we took CBC and it came back normal. But his WBC was around 22300 till three months from birth. After that, he was unable to walk and got a severe fever, cold, and shivering. I consulted a child spe...  Read Full »

Dr. Durairaj A

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son can have leukemia and there are many types of leukemia. It cannot be confirmed only by doing CBC (complete blood count). There are multiple tests to be done. A fluid test will not show a positive result even in a single test. It has to be repeated. He needs to ...  Read Full »

My father has a persistent fever after first chemotherapy session. Is it due to CLL?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to enquire about my dad's health. He is 82 years old and has been having chronic lymphocytic leukemia for the past seven years. He had no symptoms other than the high blood cell count and was doing regular checkups every six months. Recently, his hemoglobin level dropped a...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the You have mentioned in the history that the patient is having chronic lymphocytic leukemia. And the total count is high, as per history. So, chronic lymphocytic leukemia seems to be in the aggressive stage. Blood culture and other scan reports are normal as per his...  Read Full »

My friend is diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Can you help me read the attached report of my friend's blood test? Please explain about her condition. I want to check if the patient is diagnosed with leukemia.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here, in the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), some part of the peripheral smear examination report is not visible in leukocyte. Upload the peripheral smear examination report, which is fully visible, so that I can comment on it. The le...  Read Full »

Please explain the cause and treatment for hypopigmented mycosis fungoides.

Query: Hi doctor, A 9-year-old girl's biopsy report reads like this. I would like to know the cause and treatment. Biopsy shows sparse superficial perivascular infiltrate of lymphocytes. The epidermis shows slight psoriasiform hyperplasia and infiltration by numerous small and large lymphocytes without muc...  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mycosis fungoides is a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, meaning abnormal proliferation of T cells in our skin. As such, there is no well definite cause. An interplay of various factors causes it. There are aberrations in the chromosomes triggered by a persistent antig...  Read Full »

My blood reports show high lymphocytes. Is this blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I had high lymphocytes in my blood reports that I got tested in a gap of six days. I am worried if I am suffering from blood cancer and during these tests i had no fever or cold. Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The rise in the levels of lymphocytes can be post-viral infection, chronic infection, or some inflammation. As you are asymptomatic with no fever, I would like to know if you have any weight loss or palpable lymph nodes in the neck, unde...  Read Full »

I have low platelets and WBCs after chemotherapy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you help me understand why I have reduced platelet and white blood cell counts following chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. During chemotherapy, potent drugs target both cancer and healthy hematopoietic (the process of blood cell formation) cells. This can suppress bone marrow function, reducing platelets and white blood cells, which are pr...  Read Full »

Can my WBC and RBC counts be elevated due to blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My WBC and RBC are elevated. However, platelets and hemoglobin are normal. I am concerned about blood cancer. Someone told me that high WBC levels are linked to blood cancer. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is too early to consider blood cancer. Blast cells are observed in CBC reports in advanced blood cancer. A peripheral smear should also be performed. It is a more accurate test to check for blast cells to rule out ...  Read Full »

Are my pinprick-sized blood-red dots on the arms signs of malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a few dozen pinprick-sized blood-red dots on each of my upper arms (nowhere else) for a month. I do not think they have changed since then, but it is hard to tell since there are too many to track. I had noticed them all at once, but I am not sure for how long they have been there s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, your dermatologist is right. These are angiomas, not related to blood cancer or other malignancies. To rule out any malignancies, get ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), and CBC (complete blood count) tests done, and send me your resu...  Read Full »

I have low neutrophils and WBC count. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have low neutrophils and a low white blood cell count (WBC count score of 3.4). However, everything else in my CBC is usually normal; what should I do to ensure that it is not cancer or anything serious?Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, I read your query and understand your concern. Your CBC (complete blood count) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows a minimally low WBC (white blood cell) count and neutrophil count. As the WBC count is low, that is why neutrophils also otherwise, a percentage...  Read Full »

My father’s WBC count is 11600. Could it be blood cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has pancreatic cancer. Now he continues chemotherapy. His WBC blood count after the first chemotherapy was below 4000 per microliter. Now he has completed the second chemotherapy. His WBC result after the second chemotherapy is 11600 per microliter. Is it blood cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have nothing to worry about as WBC (white blood cell) ranges between 4.5 to 11 thousand per microliter. So it is mildly raised, which can be due to a number of factors: 1. It may be because he received grow...  Read Full »

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