Durham, NC
A male asked:

Good afternoon. lab q. platelets low (138), cea bit high (3.4). lymphs and variant lymphs equal, both at .41 & 12%. rectal cancer 7 yrs ago.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Stop worrying: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. Follow the platelets. Get scoped to be sure you do not have another colon cancer -- I trust you do this anyway. Have your physician call the lab and find out what variant lymphs are all about with their machine. Best wishes
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