Can Leukemia Be Detected Through A Blood Donor?
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Leukemia (blood cancer) is a type of cancer in blood cells that is characterized by conditions of excessive white blood cell production and does not function well. Usually the increased production of white blood cells results in the production of other blood cells to be reduced. Disorders of the number of blood cells can affect the function of other organs, such as the liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain. For example: a decrease in red blood cell levels (characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin levels) will cause the body to lack oxygen supply so that it triggers the heart to pump blood faster as compensation so that the patient may complain of heart palpitations. Other symptoms that can direct suspicion in leukemia include:
Pale, tired quickly, limp body
Frequent fever and easy to experience infectious diseases
Bruises appear on the body, red spots on the skin, nosebleeds, bleeding gums
Enlarged lymph nodes, liver and spleen
Sometimes there can be pain in the bone
The complaints above are non-specific and require direct evaluation by a doctor to find out the underlying disease. Generally the doctor will plan a supportive examination in the form of blood tests to evaluate patients who show symptoms that lead to possible leukemia. Blood donation is not a procedure for diagnostic tests, but if before a blood donor is done a donor blood test, the possibility of the blood test results can be evaluated as a supporting examination of the results of clinical examination (history taking and physical examination) of patients by doctors
If you experience symptoms that lead to leukemia suspicion, we recommend that you immediately consult a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine immediately so that proper evaluation and treatment can be done. To enrich insight, you can read articles about leukemia. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.