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Screening for Leukemia

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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Screening is a way to evaluate people without symptoms to determine if they are at risk for cancer or have already developed cancer.

There are no screening tests or screening guidelines for leukemia. Children with Down Syndrome, though, should be closely monitored for development of leukemia during childhood and beyond.

Sources:

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



Last reviewed February 2003 by John Erban, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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