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How severe is T cell leukemia?
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What diseases can be treated with blood stem cell transplant?
What is the Medical term meaning leukemia?
Leukemia is a medical term, and is group of cancers of of the blood or bone marrow that results in a high leukocyte count (white blood cell count). There are several different types of leukemia including Acute lymphoblastic (ALL), Acute myelogenous (AML), Chronic lymphoblastic (CLL), Chronic mylogenous (CML), Hairy Cell, T-cell, and juvenile. Not all leukemia result in High Leukocyte counts. More often, they result in over all low blood counts.
Asked in Microbiology, Genetics
When does the mutation that causes leukemia occur during cell division?
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the difference between the different types of leukemia especially what makes hairy cell leukemia different from others?
Asked in Microbiology
Is leukemia a bacterial or viral?
Viral. Excerpted from Wikipedia, Leukemia: "Adult T-cell leukemia is caused by human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), a virus similar to HIV. Among adults, the known causes are natural and artificial ionizing radiation, a few viruses such as Human T-lymphotropic virus, and some chemicals, notably benzene and alkylating chemotherapy agents for previous malignancies. Use of tobacco is associated with a small increase in the risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia in adults. Cohort and case-control studies have linked exposure to some petrochemicals and hair dyes to the development of some forms of leukemia. A few cases of maternal-fetal transmission have been reported. Diet has very limited or no effect, although eating more vegetables may confer a small protective benefit. Viruses have also been linked to some forms of leukemia. Experiments on mice and other mammals have demonstrated the relevance of retroviruses in leukemia, and human retroviruses have also been identified. The first human retrovirus identified was Human T-lymphotropic virus, or HTLV-1, is known to cause adult T-cell leukemia."
Asked in Genetics
What might occur in a leukemia cell that does not occur in a normal cell?
Does drinking beer cause leukemia?
Leukemia is cancer of the blood or the bone marrow. This can not be caused by alcoholic beverages. Drinking alcohol (beer, wine or liquor) in moderation is not a risk factor for developing leukemia. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and the most common form of the disease in young people is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia, and acute lymphoid leukemia). However, leukemia also occurs among adults and is not only a "childhood disease." The most common known risk factors for leukemia (things that make leukemia more likely) are smoking, exposure to atomic bomb radiation, previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy, human T-cell leukemia virus, myelogysplasctic syndrome and Downs syndrome.
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Are leukemia symptoms similar to the symptoms of other illnesses?
Asked in Cancer
What is the Icd 9 code for blood cancer?
The ICD9 code for unspecified blood cancer (leukemia) is 208, "Leukemia of unspecified cell type". The specific leukemias have codes from 204-207, i.e.: (204) Lymphoid leukemia (204.0) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (204.1) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (205) Myeloid leukemia (205.0) Acute myelogenous leukemia (205.1) Chronic myelogenous leukemia (206) Monocytic leukemia (207) Other specified leukemia (207.0) Acute erythremia and erythroleukemia (207.1) Chronic erythremia (207.2) Megakaryocytic leukemia