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New Blood Cancers & Disorders Blog Posts

Posted by @JustinMcClanahan, Thu, Apr 19 10:34am

Hello Blood Cancers & Disorders members. This conversation will be updated weekly to provide links to new blog posts from the Hematology Connect Page. You can follow the page and check out the blog here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/hematology/.

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There are many great stories already up, including a series called 'In the Halls of Hematology,' where we sit down with a Mayo Clinic Hematology staff member every other week and get to know them in an informal Q&A session. I encourage reading through that series as some of our staff shared some great stories to help us get to know them better.

This week's post is from the Individualized Medicine Blog and talks about the importance of diagnosing the subtype of lymphoma in each patient quickly. Check it out here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/putting-the-precision-in-precision-medicine-care-for-non-hodgkins-lymphoma-1/.

My close friend has acute amyloid leukemia.How can I help him

hi is 67 years old

doctors don't recommend bone marrow transplant

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My close friend has acute amyloid leukemia.How can I help him

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Hello @milanp, I recommend checking out the brief discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-1/. There may be some members in that conversation that can help provide their experiences and thoughts.

Get to know Jessica Schumacher, desk supervisor for Mayo 10 Rochester, Minnesota. Clinical assistants are often the first person you see on your appointment day, get to know a bit more about their role and how staff other than medical providers affect your appointment experience. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/in-the-halls-of-hematology-meet-jessica-schumacher/

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My close friend has acute amyloid leukemia.How can I help him

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A recently diagnosis of Essential Thrombocythemia, I am interested in knowing whether stem cell therapy is a treatment option?
I understand that the only way to deal with this condition is to manage it, but many folks have asked me whether this is an option – and I con't know.

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My close friend has acute amyloid leukemia.How can I help him

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Is a bone marrow transplant a treatment option for ET?

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Hello @shenriq, you may find this information useful, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/essential-thrombocythemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20361131. Mayo Clinic says,

"Treatment of essential thrombocythemia depends on your risk of blood-clotting or bleeding episodes. If you're younger than 60 and have had no signs or symptoms, you may simply need periodic medical checkups.

Your doctor may prescribe medication if:

– You're older than 60 and have had previous blood clots or TIAs
– You have cardiovascular risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes"

According to the above Mayo Clinic source, "Although there's no cure for essential thrombocythemia, there are treatments available. And, lifespan is expected to be normal despite the disease." It goes on to say that you must monitor for other possible complications that could be caused by ET.

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