Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
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what is your abnormal blood work?
what medications are you taking?
what major symptoms are you having?
you should consult with a rheumatologist
and see if treatment with steroids or immunosuppressive agents could help your symptoms
cancer would not be causing your symptoms
more likely autoimmune disorder, lupus most likely
lupus diagnosis often can take years to make because of changes of blood testing the nature of the disease.
sometimes the way we help make a diagnosis for autoimmune disorder is to give a trial of treatment for lupus and see if it helps your symptoms.
this is one way we can help make a diagnosis
it could be lupus if your lupus panel is negative.
it can sometimes take 2-5 years to diagnose lupus because of the difficulty of getting blood testing.
I am a cancer doctor. I know symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma.
leukemia would cause your WBC white blood cell counts to be super elevated up to 30,000-50,000 or higher.
lymphoma would cause enlarged lymph nodes in your body larger than 3cm in size.
your WBC count is not in the level of leukemia
autoimmune disease and viral infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes and your WBC count.
you should be tested for mononucleosis viral infection.
blood thinners, aspirin, autoimmune disorder can cause small broken blood vessels.
it would not be from leukemia or lymphoma.
this could be due to arthritis or inflammation of your knee joints from autoimmune disorder or rheuamtoid arthritis.
for some people their triglycerides can change like this.
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you should wear knee braces which could help.
steroid therapy could help decrease your body's production of antibodies which could be attacking your joints
what is your age.
you most likely are not at risks for heart attack
excessive anxiety symptoms can magnify some of your symptoms and cause heart palpitations.
you might benefit from medications to help decrease anxiety and a beta blocker to help decrease your fast heart rate as well.
yes, that is possible to have a positive anti-centromere and not have crest syndrome.
yes, the test can go back and forth
you can get a spinal tap and take out fluid out of your spine and evaluate it to look for MS.
I bet your WBC counts will not continue to climb up to that level.
you are letting your anxiety get the better of you here.
treatment for lupus could help your symptoms .
you are not willing to try treatment for lupus to see if it helps your symptoms?
treatment could help you make a diagnosis.
if treatment for lupus helps your symptoms, that is more information for your doctors.
we can't help make diagnosis over the internet
your doctor's have much more information than we do about your testing results and physical exam and lab work than you have shared with us
if your doctors can't make a diagnosis, why do you think we can make a better diagnosis here online than your doctors.
many of your symptoms are very general and don't point to one diagnosis.
many of your symptoms can also be due to excessive anxiety symptoms which can cause memory loss, heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pains, benign fasciculations, sweats,
no, most cysts are benign.
no, cysts are very common.
having cysts don't put you at risks for cancers.
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