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Fresno, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. he has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. problem?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the elevated white cell count is likely a normal reaction to the trauma of surgery. If he has fever, discharge from the surgical site, pain at the surgical site, then you should consult your doctor promptly.
Last updated Sep 3, 2018

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