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Was it just discovered on routine testing?
Do you have an anwer for me?
Yes this morning. I was having a wellness physical.
Do you have any symptoms or any other medical problems?
Just in one line, yes, your WBC is very high. Normal range is 4000 to 11000
Your doctor is doing right this by sending you to a hematologist... they will do resies of tests to pin point the exact cause
I have been dieting and have lost 42 pounds in the last 4 1/2 months. My blood pressure medicene has been reduced twice. I have been feeling very tired and dizzy, but I thought it was because my blood pressure has dropped significantly.
What could be causing it? I am extremely nervous about this.
And if it is leukemia, what type would be most likely?
No, I don't think that it is due to blood pressure.
I am a 52 year old female and have no history of that in the family--other cancers yes, but not leukemia
at any cost leukemia has to be rule out. This will require proper investigation to make firm conclusion
I want to know which kind is more likely at my age.
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There are four different type of leukemia, all of them can affect adult, but at your age I would think about chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It usually affect people around 55 age and almost never happen in children.
This is just for the information purpose. The exact cause can be found only by investigation. It is not possible to predict the type by symptoms.
What is the treatment for that type?
treatment options are decided based on the stage, sigh and symptoms and your health status.
You are read about this type of leukemia from this link
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