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How is leukemia diagnosed?

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Many types of leukemia show no obvious symptoms early in the disease, so sometimes it's diagnosed during a physical exam or from routine blood testing. To confirm a diagnosis, your doctor will take a small sample of bone marrow from your pelvic bone to test for cancer cells and other signs of leukemia.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer (Detailed Guide): Leukemia--Acute Lymphocitic."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Acute Myeloid (AML)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Chronic Lymphocytic (CLL)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid (CML)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia in Children."

National Cancer Institute: "Leukemia."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Leukemia."

FDA web site.

News release, FDA.

 

 

 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 07, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer (Detailed Guide): Leukemia--Acute Lymphocitic."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Acute Myeloid (AML)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Chronic Lymphocytic (CLL)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid (CML)."

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Leukemia in Children."

National Cancer Institute: "Leukemia."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Leukemia."

FDA web site.

News release, FDA.

 

 

 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 07, 2017

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