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How doctors diagnose leukemia

Posted on June 22, 2015 4:49 pm under Medical Malpractice

Some cases of leukemia, especially the chronic ones, present no signs and symptoms at their early stages. Even before the onset of symptoms, however, chronic leukemia can be detected through routine blood tests.

Apart from blood tests, there are other ways a doctor might detect the presence of cancerous blood cells:

  • Physical exams – Doctor will first check for general leukemia signs and symptoms
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy – A thin needle will be inserted to remove a sample of liquid bone marrow (aspiration). After this procedure, a small piece of bone marrow is also removed for testing (biopsy)

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