Thrombocytosis Informative Speech

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What is thrombocytemia and thrombocytosis? The word breakdown of each word is as follows thrombocytemia - thromb/o - platelet, cyt/o - cell, suffix -emia - condition of the blood; and thrombocytosis - thromb/o- platelet, cyt/o - cell, suffix -osis - abnormal condition. Both mean that there is an abnormal amount of platelets in the blood. Platelets assist in the clotting process. How is thrombocytemia diagnosed? You will still see your regular doctor and may also have to see a specialist. The specialist that will be consulted with is a hematologist. Your doctor will ask you about all of your medical history. Your doctor will run blood test such as a CBC also known as a complete blood count and will also check the clotting factors. A blood smear may also be done as well as a bone marrow biopsy . A genetic test may also be completed.…show more content…
Yes it is treatable. Primary thrombocytosis is most commonly treated by taking aspirin or the medication the doctor provides. sometimes treatment requires medical procedures. To treat secondary thrombocytosis what needs to be done first is to treat the condition that is causing it. Some causes for secondary thrombocytosis are von Willebrand disease, and cancers.
Is thrombocytosis related to any other diseases? No it is not but there are other diseases out there that are causes for secondary thrombocytosis. The von Willebrand disease is one of the causes and different types of cancers are also causes. The types of cancers that can cause secondary thrombocytosis are lung, gastrointestinal, and ovarian.
What is the most at risk age group? If it is not caused by cancer occurs mostly in women ages fifty to seventy. It is unknown why more women than men develop it. It may develop as early as the age of thirty is also unknown. Thrombocytemia is rare and an exact number of people who isn't known but some estimates that twenty-four out of 100,000 people have it. Only about two or three out of 100,000 people are affected by

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