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A 39-year-old female asked:

father diagnosed w/ stage iv lung cancer a year ago has responded well to chemo until recently. now his white blood count at 58, 000. what to expect?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Discuss with oncolog: We can not answer this question as we do not have enough information to advice you.I suggest you discuss this with his oncologist why his white blood count is 58000.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Problems: The usual problem with stage IV lung cancer is post obstructive pneumonia, pneumosepsis. Antibiotics can help but there is a mechanical obstruction to the airways with the perfect setup for infection to occur. Infection can spill over to the better lung. Patients may succumb to pneumonia.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2020

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