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WBC in stool colon cancer

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 male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is sometimes used to increased low WBC due to chemotherapy. Oncologist will determine if it's needed.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Anemia: Bleeding with resultant decrease in Hgb. and Hct. is the most prominent change. There is no overall pattern that says "colon cancer"
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Sounds: Pretty good for chemotherapy !
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Unlikely: At your age colon cancer is unlikely. The symptoms, however, need evaluation. Common conditions include infection (food borne Salmonella , entero viru... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Likely a hemorrhoid.: First, it's always advisable to let a doctor know if you have blood in your stool. That being said, what you describe is most likely some minor bleedi... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Flatulogenic foods and your overall diet are most likely the cause of gas and thin stools. The risk of colon cancer increases as people age, but can o... Read More
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