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I have reis stage 2 leukemia, and and the middle of the back

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Customer: I have reis stage 2 leukemia, and and the middle of the back right side of my head seems swollen, and it hurts, having kept me up all night. The same situation occurred 3 years ago, and led to the diagnosis of leukemia, after blood was drawn.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Well I am being seen by Adrian Wiestner's CLL team at NIH. I had been going every 3 months, now every 6 months. The bad cells are increasing at a rate of 35%+/- per annum. My hemoglobin, and other good cells are low normal to normal. I am wondering if a new burst of bad activity is going on... I just saw the team in early September, and am due to return in March.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Any change of symptoms and increase in symptoms need to be reported to your team.

I am not sure you have had an increase in symptoms from your description.

Your labs are stable from what you are telling me.

So I see no reason that you would think there is a burst of bad activity.

It sounds like you are stable.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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