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Monitoring Therapy in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia begins with bringing blood counts back to normal. BRIAN DRUKER, MD: When a person is diagnosed with CML, they often will have as many as one trillion leukemia cells. Their white count is 5 to 50 times the upper limit of normal. If we can lower their blood counts to normal, we say that that's a com ... Read on »
Gleevec for bcr/abl negative chronic myelogenous leukemia, by Mark Levin Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 4:41am The diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) consists of a complete blood count with differential, peripheral blood smear, and bone marrow analysis. Although typical hepatomegaly and splenomegaly may be imaged by using a liver/spleen scan, these abnormalities are often so obvious clinically that radiologic imaging is not necessary. Th ... Read on »
Leukemia Explained by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm 2 Comments ANNOUNCER: Leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells is diagnosed in about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children each year in the US. NEIL SHAH, MD: Leukemia is really defined as the overproduction of white blood cells; it's a blood disorder caused by, essentially, an abnormality in cells in the bone marrow. What makes it a cancer is that the cells hav ... Read on »
The Faulty Gene Behind Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Scientists today know a great deal about chronic myeloid leukemia. The story of their research into the disease goes back 40 years, to a lab in Philadelphia. Peter Nowell at the University of Pennsylvania stumbled on a technique to make the chromosomes of dividing cells visible under the microscope. Nowell showed slides of chromosomes fr ... Read on »
The Manifestation Of Keely’s Healing Has Begun by vanessa thompson Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:08pm April 21, 2009 I have been busting at the seams all day to log onto FB & give our latest update on Keely after clinic today. I am going to try my hardest to make this explaination of what’s going on as easy as “medical lingo” will allow me. The day Keely had a CBC (blood drawn) & was diagnosised with A.L.L(Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), ... Read on »
A Day in the Life: A visit to the Oncologist by Debbie Young by Dhrumil Purohit Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:25pm Today we're going to give the WLIR stage to one of our favorite bloggers, Mrs. Debbie Young. Debbie is a 49 year old work-at-home mom to 3 kids, a freelance journalist, and a full time online community organizer. In April 2007 Debbie was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphoctytic Leukemia, a chronic form of Leukemia tracked by the rise in the white ... Read on »
Medical Adventures with Miss Banana: Leukemia? by Carrie R. Posted Fri 03 Feb 2012 6:00pm I have received two phone calls in my life that are so deeply impressed in my brain that I will never forget them.  The first came when we received the news that Miss B might have Down syndrome .  The second came on Monday. Last week, I took Miss Banana into the new Dr. Kids--a lovely, open woman who I think is a good fit for us--to do th ... Read on »
Which Blood Tests? by Qadoshyah Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 9:00am There's a question that is commonly asked in regards to what blood tests should be done for people with Down syndrome, both on DS forums & listservs and in emails I get. I thought I would put a post up with an explanation of each test here for easy reference whenever the question arises! And also, for those who haven't heard of or thought of what ... Read on »
Side Effects of CML Therapy: What Can Be Done? by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Virginia Garner, a high school English teacher near Los Angeles, learned she had Chronic Myeloid Leukemia the way most people do: caught completely by surprise. VIRGINIA GARNER: I went in August for my regular physical examination that I have every year. And a couple of days later the blood test came back leukemia. NEIL SHAH, MD: ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »