Leukemia: understanding diagnosisLLeukemia: understanding diagnosisLeukemia: Understanding DiagnosisEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how leukemia is diagnosed and which tests help doctors determine its subtypes. </p><p>Diagnosis is an important stage in understanding what is happening with your child. Hearing that your child has leukemia may be overwhelming. This is a life-changing diagnosis and comes with a lot of new information and vocabulary. You will be meeting with your child’s doctors and other members of the heath care team often. It is a good idea to bring a pen and paper or electronic device with you and write down any new information they give you during the meeting and note down questions as you come up with them. You may also want to take a friend or a relative with you to take notes. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>If your child shows symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), your doctor will order a complete blood count (CBC) test. </li> <li>Your child may have a bone marrow aspiration and sometimes a biopsy after the CBC, as well as a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). </li> <li>Samples of your child's bone marrow will help diagnose ALL or AML. Cell morphology, immunophenotyping, cytogenetics and molecular tests help identify the type and subtype of leukemia.</li> <li>Your doctor will usually know if your child has leukemia the same day the bone marrow tests are performed, but additional tests are done on your child's bone marrow samples to identify the type of leukemia. </li></ul>
La leucémie : comprendre le diagnosticLLa leucémie : comprendre le diagnosticLeukemia: Understanding DiagnosisFrenchOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Comment se pose le diagnostic de la leucémie et quels tests les médecins utilisent pour determiner les sous-types.</p><p>L’étape du diagnostic de la maladie est importante pour comprendre ce qui arrive à votre enfant. Il est en effet bouleversant d’apprendre que votre enfant souffre de leucémie, et votre vie n’est plus la même après. Dans cette situation, l’apprentissage de nouvelles connaissances et d’un vocabulaire étendu seront nécessaires. Les médecins de votre enfant et les autres membres de l’équipe des soins se réuniront fréquemment avec vous. C’est une bonne idéee de vous munir d’un stylo et de papier ou d’un appareil électronique afin de consigner toute nouvelle information obtenue pendant la rencontre et de noter les questions à mesure qu’elles vous viennent à l’esprit. Un ami ou un parent peut également vous accompagner pour prendre des notes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si votre enfant présente des symptômes de la leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë (LLA) ou de la leucémie myéloblastique aiguë (LMA), votre médecin procédera à un test de formule sanguine complète (FSC). </li><li>Le prélèvement de moelle osseuse pourra parfois être suivi d’une biopsie après la FSC et d’une rachicentèse (ponction lombaire). </li><li>Des échantillons de la moelle osseuse de votre enfant aideront à poser le diagnostic de la LLA ou de la LMA. La morphologie cellulaire, l'immunophénotypage, la cytogénétique et les tests moléculaires serviront à identifier le type et le sous-type de leucémie dont souffre votre enfant.</li><li>Votre médecin saura habituellement le résultat des tests le jour même, mais des tests supplémentaires seront effectués sur les échantillons de moelle osseuse pour identifier le type de leucémie.</li></ul>

 

 

Leukemia: understanding diagnosis2834.00000000000Leukemia: understanding diagnosisLeukemia: Understanding DiagnosisLEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how leukemia is diagnosed and which tests help doctors determine its subtypes. </p><p>Diagnosis is an important stage in understanding what is happening with your child. Hearing that your child has leukemia may be overwhelming. This is a life-changing diagnosis and comes with a lot of new information and vocabulary. You will be meeting with your child’s doctors and other members of the heath care team often. It is a good idea to bring a pen and paper or electronic device with you and write down any new information they give you during the meeting and note down questions as you come up with them. You may also want to take a friend or a relative with you to take notes. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>If your child shows symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), your doctor will order a complete blood count (CBC) test. </li> <li>Your child may have a bone marrow aspiration and sometimes a biopsy after the CBC, as well as a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). </li> <li>Samples of your child's bone marrow will help diagnose ALL or AML. Cell morphology, immunophenotyping, cytogenetics and molecular tests help identify the type and subtype of leukemia.</li> <li>Your doctor will usually know if your child has leukemia the same day the bone marrow tests are performed, but additional tests are done on your child's bone marrow samples to identify the type of leukemia. </li></ul><p>If your child shows symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), your doctor will first order a complete blood count (CBC) test. This will look for any abnormalities in the blood, such as unusually high or low blood cells. A CBC test may indicate that your child has leukemia, but is not enough to confirm the disease. </p> <p>To get more detailed information about the type of leukemia your child may have a bone marrow aspiration and sometimes a biopsy are done next. At the same time, or often the next day, doctors will perform a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). This test checks if leukemic cells have entered the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine, called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The first dose of intrathecal chemotherapy may be given during the first lumbar puncture.</p> <p>After completing the blood exam, your doctor needs samples of your child’s bone marrow to help clearly diagnose their ALL or AML. Your child’s doctor will order diagnostic tests to help identify the type of leukemia, as well as the subtype. These include:</p> <ul><li>cell morphology test</li> <li>immunophenotyping</li> <li> cytogenetics and molecular tests</li> <li> lumbar puncture</li></ul> <h2>How long does it take to diagnose your child's leukemia?</h2> <p>Your doctor will usually know if you child has leukemia the same day the bone marrow tests are performed. Treatment starts quickly after the diagnosis is confirmed. However, additional tests are done on your child's bone marrow samples to identify the type of leukemia. This can take a few weeks. These results are very important because they help doctors plan your child's treatment for the first month.</p>Leukemia: understanding diagnosisFalse

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