Diagnosis and Treatments of Leukemia

If your healthcare provider suspects you may have leukemia based on certain symptoms seen in a physical exam, he may run blood tests. If your blood cell count suggests that leukemia might be present, he will probably refer you to a hematologist for further testing. The hematologist may run one or more of the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

Leukemia is classified as acute or chronic depending on how fast it grows. The two types can be further categorized as lymphocytic leukemia or myelogenous leukemia. Treatment for leukemia will vary from patient to patient depending on the type of leukemia and their current health status. Once the leukemia is diagnosed and typed, a Clearview hematologist will discuss available treatment options. That treatment may involve one or more of the following: