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Rare WBC in stool colon cancer

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Have or not?: Your question is not clear. You are saying you do not have pencil stools? Most importantly, if you have any changes in stool habits, pain, blood in th ... Read More
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe : pencil like stool can be a sign of colon cancer needs valuation bye gastroenterologist Dr.if it's only happening rarely it's usually not significant
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Here is the data: From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the colon and rectum was 69 years of age3. Approximately 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20; 1 ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doc: Tyree - you have numerous questions regarding this, which is fine, but it does indicate that you are genuinely concerned about this. Yes - a 22 yea ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Colon cancer is rare at your age. It is prudent to get screening colonoscopy at an age ten years younger than the lowest age at which any family membe ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Why?: High WBC suggests infection or inflammation and is not desirable. If WBC low due to chemo/radiation, then hold treatments and time usually allows m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: The white blood cell (WBC) count is unrelated to colon cancer risk or presence. Colon cancer can be screened for by a variety of tests including stool ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Colon cancer usually dose not rise WBC ,but cause abdominal pain and bloody stool.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO AND YES: Not all cancers bleed, and elevated or low WBC count is not specific for colon cancer. If undiagnosed, it will obstruct the flow of fecal material and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Anemia: Bleeding with resultant decrease in Hgb. and Hct. is the most prominent change. There is no overall pattern that says "colon cancer"
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not anemic: You hemoglobin is normal. No worries.

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