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2 1 Fri, 5 Jul 2019
Hello, I am experiencing certain symptoms associated with certain types of cancer. I am not worried since Im not a hypochondriac but I figure its best to ask someone other than myself so I don t brush off something serious. I just began college so I have attributed most of these symptoms to the...
2 1 Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Hello I am the grateful recipient of a Kidney Transplant, 4 yrs. out. I Mono, EBV IS 399. My Father died of Burkitts Leukemia; is this possibly genetic as I am higher risk for Lymphoma & Mel anoma. I also had a 1st Kidney Transplant from 98- o8. It is been suggested that loss was from BK Virus....
2 1 Fri, 27 Oct 2017
I have a friend that was just diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. They did a bone marrow biopsy today. He s been sick a few months but didn t seek medical attention because he s also a heroine addict. He s only 30 yrs old. They want to start chemo...what are his chances? How will chemo...
2 1 Tue, 1 Aug 2017
My brother just had pancreatic cancer and his spleen was totally removed. 50 percent of his pancreas was removed. He has a blood cancer for over ten years which is polycythemia vera. He also has a abscess inside his body at surgery position with a drain in and has a picc line. he has phlebitis...
2 1 Mon, 31 Jul 2017
My 67 year old husband fell, hitting his head on a bathroom sink in a medical facility after receiving 2 units of packed red blood cells needed because his blood cancer made it necessary every 8 weeks or so. He was taking Plavix. They examined him and then let him go home without ordering a cat...
2 1 Mon, 10 Jul 2017
My brother (60) has AML. He was just sent home in remission. Had blood work done last week & looked OK. Doctors want him to take a low dose chemo treatment for one week for three months then have a bone marrow donation. They have asked me, his sister (64) if I would take the swab to see if I was...
2 1 Thu, 6 Apr 2017
I am a cll patient and also suffer from IBS. The last month, I have been feeling more and more pain under my left rib cage. I have thought it was beacuse of the IBS, but now I am beginning to think it could be a swollen spleen, as my last white count was 66,000. I do have an appointmentment with...
2 1 Fri, 31 Mar 2017
my brother was diagnosed with mds about three months ago and he is now receiving chemotherapy treatments. he is 76 and has been a smoker for about 50 years. i am 66 and never smoked. i also have t1 diabetes since 1955 and in very good shape. our grandfather was diagnosed with leukemia in about...
6 1 Fri, 29 Jul 2016
My father has had 2 Vidaza treatments for AML associated MDS. No response yet in counts, but my question has to do with a video I watched online in which Dr. Steven Gore from Johns Hopkins mentioned that he has had success in treating some transfusion dependent patients with 40,000 units of...
16 2 Thu, 16 Jun 2016
Hi, my name is ann. I am 24 years old turning 25 this july. I have the following symptoms : I hale tiny red spots which one would think its probably a mole, but alot of it is so tiny, probably like a ball pen dot in size, i also experience numbness almost everyday, I feel tired often and easily...
5 1 Thu, 16 Jun 2016
My dad has Ankulosing spondylitis startred at 19 yrs, he was put on rimycade infusions now at 79 he s been diagnosed with luekemia . They stopped the infusions, But he said that was the only drug that has ever helped him. He s in the hospital now in severe pain and can t walk more than a few...
9 1 Thu, 16 Jun 2016
my daughter 6 yr 10 mths 18kg, 111cm,started chemo on 7 april 11 due to leukemia; a.l.l. high risk. had completed 1a treatment with drugs 4 dose vincristine, 8 dose asparaginase, 4 dose daunorubixin, 5 times ithethecal and on 25 days dexa with 9 tablets per day. Took 7 days prepnisolone before...
7 1 Thu, 16 Jun 2016
Hello I have burkitt s lymphoma/nhl and have been hiv positive for 3 years. I was undetectable and 450 range cd4 before I was first diagnosed with nhl last year, but now virus load s 100,000 and going lower (I just started back my meds) and cd4 is maybe 150 (again just started back meds) . I went...
6 1 Mon, 30 May 2016
i went to have a blood work up for my thyroid test . I had not been feeling well for a little over a month i was very short of breath mostly with activity ,the day of my test i was feeling sick to my stomach and my arms were numb that morning and i had a headache. I asked the lab tech to see if...
11 1 Mon, 11 Apr 2016
I have recently been diagnosed with LGLL, I have for three months plus suffered with abdominal pain (high up), gallbladder removed 18 years ago. Also have cronic nausia, is this because of the LGLL? I can t seem to get a definate answer. I also have ulcers that they have scoped but I don t think...
22 1 Mon, 22 Feb 2016
My mother, 92, has acute myeloid leukemia. After many transfusions, her iron levels are very high---her ferritin recently was tested at almost 1900. She would like to try chelation therapy, but her family doctor will not prescribe it. I am just now researching deferasirox, the iron-chelating drug...
27 1 Mon, 8 Feb 2016
I have hidradenitis suppurativa (sorry for spelling), mild but I was on 40mg a day of accutane for 6 months. Did better but its starting to come back. I dont have a primary doctor so I wonder if maybe it could be an underlying disease, I have all the symptoms of leukemia. Has there ever been a...
22 1 Thu, 4 Feb 2016
hi ,my mom had blood cancer AML3 in lasr year,now she eat some druge (Atra,Mercaptopurine 50mg,Trexan 2,5 mg) today her test result was SGOT:57 and SGPT:131! whuld you please explain why is not normal result? and what do we do for get normal? My mail: YYYY@YYYY thanks in advance
21 1 Thu, 4 Feb 2016
My Mom is busy going through chemo for megakaryoblastic leukemia. At present her blood tests have revealed that her red blood cells are breaking up. She is currently on Gleevic tablets. Please can you tell what the breaking up of the red blood cells means?
89 1 Thu, 4 Feb 2016
I was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2002 did four rounds of chemo and it went into remission in December of that year. I relapsed the following year 2003 on new years eve I was pregnant then and ended up having a miscarriage I went through four more rounds of chemo and radiation and later had a bone...
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