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Aliso Viejo, CA
A 66-year-old female asked:

What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while i am taking nexavar, (sorafenib) a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
17 years experience
Effect of chemo: Low neutrophils are expected with chemotherapy agents, as the drugs destroy them (in the process of destroying the cancerous cells.) High monocyte count can be due to an infection or inflammation. Also, as the blood counts recover after a dose of chemo, the monocyte count can also be temporarily improved. Good luck with your cancer treatment.
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