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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.

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A male asked:
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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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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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
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 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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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.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not always: You don't want to bet your life on this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Screening test: If * then further studies are indicated
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: At your age colon cancer is unlikely. The symptoms, however, need evaluation. Common conditions include infection (food borne Salmonella , entero viru ... Read More
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