A 40-year-old member asked:
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when you are diagnosed with cronic neutropenia, does that mean it's a type of leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not always: Neutropenia means low numbers of white blood cells. One of the many causes of neutropenia is bone marrow failure due to leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome(mds). A good hematologist can check you and guide you to find the cause and a solution with proper treatment.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014

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