A 44-year-old member asked:
Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?
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Dr. Brandon Smithey answered
Specializes in Pathology
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products.
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
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