How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
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by Lifeguard on Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:00 AM
Hey! I was just diginosed with Essential Thrombocythemia last Novmeber. They found out when I have to get an emergencey blood test done because my doctor thought I had diabetes Turns out I didn't, but they did find my platlets to be at 2.4 million, the lab tec thought they did something wrong. A week later I was tested again my a hematologist and she found my platlets to be at 3.3 million. Along with this I had an elevated white blood cell count.
I was put on 2000mg of Hydroxyurea and asprin right away. Then had to wait a nerve wracking 2 months brofre my platlets were low enough to get a bone marrow test done to see if it was leukemia. Luckly found it wasn't be it confirmed my ET.
My levels were down to 478,000 in Janurary, but are now back up to 534,000. I'm also down to 1,500mg of Hydroxyurea.
I'm feeling pretty good and have no symptoms yet. It's nice to know that there are people out there who have lived with this for quite sometime, and are doing great!
by 2curly on Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:00 AM
I am 37 and have been diagnosed with ET since Dec. 06. I am on hydrea 1500-2000 mg aday. My counts were as high as 700. My question is does anyone have headaches and if so can you describe them. My headaches started not long before i was diagnosed with ET. My platelets have been decreasing but the headaches havent. I have had to pull over while driving to wait until the pain has subsided some.
by Lifeguard on Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:00 AM
I had headaches when my Platlets were high last November. Now that they're on the rise again, they came back. My doctor says she doesn't think they're conected, but they really don't know that much about ET, so the best she could say was maybe.
Then again, when I look back, I got the headaches when I was in a very stressful period at school.
It's hard to say, but mine were never so bad as yours sound to be.
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