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Old 05-11-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: Need a little advice

There are several other conditions that can cause your symptoms and a high WBC so it is a bit early to be worrying about leukemia. A viral infection is just one possibility. Also, a lot more tests would be needed before a specialist could diagnose leukemia.
Even if your own doctor thinks leukemia is a possibility, he/she would refer you to a haematologist or oncologist for further investigation. I know because I have been through that process and was told for seven years that I had a form of leukemia. It was only recently that I was undergoing tests for something else and the haematologist I saw at a university hospital decided to carry out some very sophisticated tests which proved that I do not have leukemia after all.
Tell your doctor about your concerns and he/she should be able to reassure you.