I was told a year ago I had low platelets and I'm just now going back 2 days from now. I'm worried about Leukemia. I've heard from various sources the prognosis for untreated acute leukemia is 3-6 months. Is it possible I could've survived without any treatment for 12-15 months? Please limit your answers to involve acute leukemia. I'm aware chronic leukemia could still be a possibility.
Low platelets could mean many things. Did they do anything beside check your platelets? My 23 mo old son has had low platelets (ranging from 30-50) for a little over a yr now. He also has low hamaglobin, an enlarged spleen, he gets chronic nose bleeds and he bruises from head to toe at the slightest touch. They thought he had ITP but ruled it out and also ruled out leukemia about 3 mos ago. They now think he has some rare kind of leukemia and are doing more tests to look for it. I would ask about ITP. Why didn't your dr follow up with you sooner or request more tests?
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