hi my name is sashidhar i need to know about leukemia my grand father had leukemia he passed away and my mother and her elder elder sister both of them suffered from leukemia they both passed away. some times if i think continues i will bleed from my nose. in a month i will bleed around 4 to 6 times in a month, even my sister faces the same problem. i heard that leukemia is hereditary is the bleeding problem is the symptom for leukemia what are my chances for getting leukemia. is bleeding problem from nose leads to leukemia please help with my queries.
In general, leukemia is not thought to be hereditary, although there have been some families where multiple family members have developed leukemia.
Bleeding from your nose, without any other symptoms, would be an unusual symptom of leukemia. On the other hand, nosebleeds are very common in children, and most of the time, they are not caused by leukemia or other types of cancer. (Picking one's nose is, on the other hand, a common cause of nosebleeds in children.)
If possible, you and your sister should see a doctor to have a proper check-up.
my grandfather also had leukemia, CLL and my mother got Cll and died 7 years later. Why don't dr's have a blood test like BRAC for breast and ovarian for leukemia so people can find out their risk or chances of getting it????
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