Blood Cancer

Leukocytosis, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment. [Video]

Leukocytosis is a condition in which the white cell (leukocyte count) is above the normal range in the blood.[1][2] It is frequently a sign of an inflammatory response,[3] most commonly the result of infection, but may also occur following certain parasitic infections or bone tumors as well as leukemia. It may also occur after strenuous exercise, convulsions such as epilepsy, emotional stress, pregnancy and labor, anesthesia, as a side effect of medication (e.g., lithium), and epinephrine administration.[1] There are five principal types of leukocytosis:[4] Neutrophilia (the most common form)[5] Lymphocytosis Monocytosis Eosinophilia BasophiliaThis increase in leukocyte (primarily neutrophils) is usually accompanied by a “left upper shift” in the ratio of immature to mature neutrophils and macrophages. The proportion of immature leukocytes increases due to proliferation and inhibition of granulocyte and monocyte precursors in the bone marrow which is stimulated by several products of inflammation including C3a and G-CSF. Although it may indicate illness, leukocytosis is considered a laboratory finding instead of a separate disease. This classification is similar to that of fever, which is also a test result instead of a disease.[citation needed] “Right shift” in the ratio of immature to mature neutrophils is considered with reduced count or lack of “young neutrophils” (metamyelocytes, and band neutrophils) in blood smear, associated with the presence of “giant neutrophils”. This fact shows suppression of bone marrow activity, as a hematological sign specific for pernicious anemia and radiation sickness.[6]A leukocyte count above 25 to 30 × 109/L is termed a leukemoid reaction, which is the reaction of a healthy bone marrow to extreme stress, trauma, or infection. It is different from leukemia and from leukoerythroblastosis, in which either immature white blood cells (acute leukemia) or mature, yet non-functional, white blood cells (chronic leukemia) are present in peripheral blood.[citation needed]

Colon Cancer

Applying Precision Medicine in BRAF V600E–Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer [Video]

To claim free CME/NCPD for this activity please visit: CME | 0.75 NCPD | MOC | ILNAThis comprehensive activity presented by faculty experts Aparna Parikh, MD, MS, Harvard Medical School, and Theresa Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, Emory University School of Medicine, will focus on practice guidelines, emerging data on treatment combinations, and strategies to improve quality of life for patients with BRAF V600–mutant metastatic CRC. Start the activity now!

Prostate Cancer

Patient Testimonial on Prostate Cancer Treatment at the Cancer Center for Healing [Video]

Dr. Connealy is the Medical Director at the Cancer Center For Healing, which is the largest multidisciplinary, Integrative Cancer Center in North America. Our facilities blend cutting-edge technology from around the world with personalized testing and treatments created by our leading cancer experts. Everything we do is focused on the patient’s care. We are proud to serve our community and have highlighted a series of patients wanting to tell their stories of battling cancer. If you or someone you know needs cancer treatment, please call us at 949-581-4673 for more information to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Visit: #prostatecancer #prostatecancertreatment #beatcancer #cancersurvivor

Lung Cancer

Kathy Griffin Does a Topless Dance to Celebrate 61st Birthday After Cancer Diagnosis [Video]

Kathy Griffin shimmied into her birthday in perfect fashion. The comedian and actress, who underwent surgery in August following her lung cancer diagnosis, turned 61 on Thursday, and she celebrated the occasion in her birthday suit. Griffin shared a video to social media of her playfully dancing […]

Skin Cancer

Trumps First Wife, Ivana, 72, Is Seen For The First Time Following The Death Of Her 4th Husband Rossano Rubicondi, 49 [Video]

Ivana Trump, the very first wife of former US president, Donald Trump was pictured looking frail on Wednesday, November 3, as she exited a black SUV at Frank Campbell Funeral in Manhattan’s Upper East Side where she went to mourn her late husband, Rossano Rubicondi, 49. Rubicondi died of skin cancer age []