hematopoietic malignancies

hematopoietic malignancies

diseases such as leukemia that arise as a result of unregulated clonal proliferation of hematologic cells.

Patient discussion about hematopoietic malignancies

Q. Can blood cancer be transmitted? If I, let’s just say, cut my self. Then someone’s blood came in contact of my wound. Can I get blood cancer too? Is it like AIDS?

A. Cancer is not contagious not even hereditary, but always protect yourself and stay away from touching or getting in close contact with other people's blood.

Q. my friend has blood cancer ... and he acts as normal as i am , but i can't stop thinking if it is good for him because i think he's putting a fake show for us , he's friends , because he wants us to act normal around him and he doesn't want to have special treatment from us .. and i am not sure it is for his benefit .. health wise ... what do you think ?

A. there are many psychological ways to accept a disease. denial, passive aggressive mechanism, acting out, control, humor ect. everyone of them has advantages and disadvantages. they are not bad or wrong, they just are. and the people around him have to understand it. if he's starting to act weird or harmful- then i suggest professional help. but as long that it doesn't get that far- leave it be.

Q. Is leukemia contagious? A friend of mine got leukemia (blood cancer), can I get it from him if he bleeds and I touch the blood? Like HIV I mean.

A. No, you don't have to be afraid, no chance of that. Your friend will need you to pass this terrible illness. So I recommend learning a bit about leukemia so you understand it better and won't avoid your friend.
You can get information on those 2 sites:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukemia/DS00351

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006095/root/glossary.htm

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Melanomas and hematopoietic malignancies that infiltrate the breast are well documented by several investigators.
In sections on general aspects, solid tumors, hematopoietic malignancies, and complications, contributors in oncology and other medical specialties review such topics as the biology of cancer and implications for clinical oncology, gastrointestinal tract cancers, cancer of unknown primary site, acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes, and AIDS-related malignancies and malignancies related to other immunodeficiency states.
CDK6 is up-regulated in hematopoietic malignancies, where it is the predominant cell-cycle kinase.
Hematopoietic malignancies known to be associated with neurofibromatosis include lymphomas, chronic lymphoid leukemias, juvenile chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome.
CD38 is potentially also a target for other hematopoietic malignancies
2) We also know that epigenetics is more important in hematopoietic malignancies but not in solid malignancies leading us to infer that not all cancers are equally susceptible to epigenetic influences.
The hypothesis for the etiology of hematopoietic malignancies shown in Fig.
Mutations in TET2 are known to lead to aberrant changes in DNA methylation patterns that are strongly associated with leukemic transformation and hematopoietic malignancies.
These mutations are critically important for the survival of leukemia cells that harbor them," said Neil Shah, MD, PhD, who led the research, and is co-leader of the Hematopoietic Malignancies Program at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF and the Edward S.
As typical for recurrent therapy related hematopoietic malignancies, the patient's t-MDS did not respond well to further chemotherapies.
There is a growing body of literature describing the role of miRNAs in hematopoietic malignancies (Table).
With step-by-step instructions for flow cytometry (FCM) immunophenotyping of hematopoietic malignancies along with a comprehensive set of images and examples and completely updated materials on certain T-cell disorders and DNA dyes, this edition covers both simple and complex specimens focusing on visual pattern analysis.

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