How high is the risk for leukemia

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No one knows the exact causes of leukemia. Doctors can seldom explain why one person gets this disease and another does not…MORE [ Source: ]
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Are premature babies at a higher risk of developing leukemia??
Maybe . . there was a study done but it is no conclusive evidence . . its just one study that the authors suggested that birth weight either high birth weight or low birth weight placed a child at a higher risk of developing Leukemia. This …
Are Children Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines at Increased Ri…?
In the National Cancer Institute/Children’s Cancer Group case-control study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (1989–1993), living in a home with a high-voltage wire code was not associated with disease risk. To further investigate r…
Is there an increased risk of leukemia, brain tumors or breast ca…?
There are only a few epidemiologic studies investigating risk factors in persons occupationally exposed to high-frequency radiation (e.g. radio-, TV-waves, mobile phones or microwaves). The results of the studies are mostly inconsistent. ME…

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Humanitarian Reassignment, USAF?
Q: Hi! We are a bi-national family. I am German, my husband is American and serving AD AF. We got stationed in the US 2 years ago. About 3 months ago, our little daughter (2) got diagnosed with high risk Leukemia. She’s on an intense Chemotherapy regimen. We have no support here and we put in for a humanitarian reassignment back to Germany where all my family lives. They are all very much willing to help out and we would get all the support we need. We included letters of support from the Social Worker at the hospital, the child life specialist, her oncologist, her doctors at the Base Clinic, the Chief of Staff of Medicine here etc. Does anyone know what our chances are or has anyone ever gotten a reassignment approved? How long does it take to hear from them? Thanks in advance!!!
A: it will depend on whether or not the military treatment facilities can treat your child, or if they will fund you going out onto the economy. My guess is.. No, they will not be willing to accept the responsibility as there are numerous facilities Stateside.
Feline Leukemia Need Help.?
Q: Ok well I’m going to try to be as clear as possible..A little over 5 years ago my family got a cat named Allie when she was just a kitten, Years later we moved to a new house. 2 months after living in the new house we bought a second cat named Misty. We got Misty from a PetCo and she was in a cage with several other cats. About 5 months after having Misty, our first cat Allie died and we didn’t really find out how. We thought it was just a cancer. 3 months later we get a new cat named Candy.. She was about a year old and her and Misty never really got along. They hissed but that’s about it. 1 month later (2 days ago) Misty died of Feline Leukemia.. Now I’m worried my new cat Candy may have it.. she wasn’t tested for it, but my cat misty was tested for it a week before she died and the test said negative. I’ve read from a few websites that the test isn’t too accurate either.. which I know from experience. I’m really worried my new cats going to get it. When we got Candy (The newer cat) she came from an old lady who gave her to us because the two cats would fight. I’m pretty sure my new cat is at high risk of getting Feline Leukemia. Can anybody help?
A: According to my research on FeLV (we had 5 cats die from it), you need at least 2 negative tests to be certain the do not carry the virus. (on the same note, probably 2 positive tests too.These tests only check for the presence of the antibodies the virus makes to fight off the disease. A cat can be exposed to it, but still not show symptoms (only be a carrier for the disease, and be able to spread it)It is possible for a cat to test negative to the virus and still have it. Your vet probably diagnosed it based on symptoms. Any virus that attacks the immune system can alter the white blood cells so that you get false negatives.Contrary to belief, FeLV is probably not the thing that actually killed your poor kitty. Many FeLV + cats die from secondary infections that the immune system can no longer fight off. An FeLV + cat can die from the common cold.You’ve done some research on it, so I’m sure you’ve read that and FeLV + cat can live along and healthy life, as long as it receives proper nutrition and care, and is not exposed to sources that could make it sick. Also, FeLV will generally only effect the the very young, or the very old, when the immune system is the most compromised.I would suggest getting Candy tested, twice, about 2 months apart, I think it was. I would not get any more kitties until you know for sure she is negative. The FeLV virus does not live long outside of a host, but I would clean throughly with a cleaner your vet recommends. Good Luck, and I hope that things turn out well for you.Here’s a link with more information:
Delayed intensification phase, day one was Friday?
Q: My son is 17 and a half months old and cannot tell me what he is feeling. He has High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and he began his delayed intensification phase yesterday. He had IV push Doxorubicin 25 mg, IV push Vincristine 1.5 mg, and he is now on a twice daily steroid called Decadron. The doctor told me that for the first day he would be pukey and for the following weeks he would be cranky, angry, and needy. True to her word, he threw up all day yesterday and woke up today screaming. I haven’t called the Dr. because I don’t know if it’s the steroid but he’s screaming and screaming and nothing is right. He aks for something, I give it to him and he screams. I don’t know what to do, how normal is this? It’s rather upsetting.
A: I do not know the answer to your question but I know a good place for you to ask among many parents who have gone through the same treatments for the same disease.The ACOR childhood ALL list currently has 509 members that are caregivers for children with ALL. This list is joined by private membership and moderated to keep out spam and nut jobs. I’m sure you will find many parents there who have gone through the same treatments and are better able to answer your questions. operates lists for over 150 types and subtypes of cancer and is non commercial. ACOR means Association of Cancer Online Resources.good luck to you and your son
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